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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:48 PM
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The Swiss have it right - Fines based on severity of crime and income
Swede could face huge speeding fine up to $962,000
He drove so fast in Mercedes that it took him nearly half a mile to stop

One Swedish motorist could be facing a gargantuan speeding fine up to $962,000 after he was caught driving 180 mph along a Swiss motorway.

Police seized the Swede's driver's license and 570-horsepower black Mercedes-Benz after he was released from police custody, The Local, a website that covers Swedish news, reported. He could face a penalty of up to 1 million Swiss francs or $962,000 depending on his income level, The Local reported.

In Switzerland speeding fines are based on the severity of the offense and the offender's income level.

Police said the 37-year-old motorist was driving so fast in this $240,000 sports car that it took him nearly half a mile to stop.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38660951/ns/world_news-euro... /

Makes me feel much better about the $40 speeding fine I picked up in Switzerland last year.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:56 PM
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1. He sounds like an absolute madman.
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:56 PM
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3. I'm thinking "stubby" might be a more accurate moniker.
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:56 PM
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2. I could definitely support progressive fines
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:13 PM
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4. "Day fines" are found in several places in Europe.
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