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This from Finland:

A dot-com millionaire said Friday he is fighting a huge traffic fine - reportedly $44,100 - leveled against him for driving his Ferrari dangerously.
On a recent spin through downtown, Jaakko Rytsola, 27, switched lanes too often and endangered other traffic, police said. Two newspapers reported the size of the fine.
Since traffic fines in Finland are linked to an offender's income, the wealthy Rytsola's was high enough to top the previous unofficial record. That mark was held by NHL star Teemu Selanne, fined $40,200 in June for reckless driving and causing injuries to others.

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Evidently all men are not created equal in Finland. It makes losing your license in Sweden for six months a cake walk. Who's next?


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Jim
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Yep, that's true. Fines in Finland are probably higher than anywhere else. This has really started to bug me because I also was caught speeding 122km/h at 100Km/h area and got very very big penalty. Because fines are based on income and there is no limit total sums may rise infinitely. This leads to situation where police sees mainly the rich ones because they are "good target". We pay very high taxes for example M5 costs about 125000$ and over half of this is taxes. And when you are caught speeding we pay more...everytime

Ps. both Rytsölä and Selänne have M5!
 
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