Finnish Businessman Gets $60,000 Fine for Speeding

Some believe that a regular fine won’t really make rich people feel that they have done wrong when they stopped following the rules. That is why highly restrictive states come in and change the rules. It’s the case of North European country Finland where penalties are calculated on daily earnings.
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The more money you make, the bigger fines are. Better put, if you’re rich you pay hard if you disrespect the rules. Some could call it a cruel way of thinking, others might simply consider it fair, especially that in wealthier countries like the Scandinavian ones, poor people can’t really afford a car.

Millionaire Reima Kuisla does not seem to agree with the principle traffic laws function in Finland, since he started a whole brag campaign on Facebook the other day, after he was caught doing 64 mph (103 km/h) in an 50 mph (80 km/h) limit area. According to BBC, authorities then turned to the businessman’s 2013 tax return, that showed he earned EUR 6.5 million ($7.1 million) that year. So when the motorist was asked to pay his fine, it turned he needed to hand over EUR 54,000 ($ 59.600).

Judging by the arguments and by the way his Facebook friends reacted to his post, it’s safe to assume most of the motorists in Finland are used to the law. Respect it and you won’t have to pay a penny, don’t, and it’ll cost new car money.
It can get worse
This case might seem a shocker, but what would you say if we were to tell you there are worse fines in Finland’s speeding fines record. The most expensive one is believed to be the one given to Jussi Salonoja in Helsinki, Finland, in 2003. The 27-year old heir to a company in the meat-industry was fined EUR 170,000 ($ 187,000) for doing 80 km/h in a 40 km/h zone.


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