Unbelievably costly speeding tickets around Europe

The European countries are famous with the strictest traffic laws in the world. Their speeding tickets minimally cost thousands of dollars.

$ 4,000 and $ 8,000 – England

In 2006, the BBC reported that a businessman named Ronald Klos had driven his BMW M3 CSL to 250 km/h while talking on the phone. This is the highest speed violation ever recorded by speed cameras in the UK. Ronald was fined £ 3,000 (equivalent to $ 4,000 at the time).

In the same year, a Porsche 911 owner received a ticket of $ 8,000 when he hit 276 km/h.


$ 12,000 – Canada

Canada is one of the countries with the strictest traffic laws in the world. Therefore, speeding ticket is not cheap in this country - at least 1,000 USD. In 2010, a motorist had to pay a fine of up to $ 12,000 to keep his license after speeding violation.


$ 47,000 – Dubai

In 2010, a British tourist drove a Lamborghini at 240 km/h on Sheikh Zayed Road. The next day, the man was arrested for a total of 12 speed violations and received a $ 47,000 fine ticket. This man also had to pay $ 28,585 to recover the car after being detained.


$ 60,000, $ 71.000 and $ 217.000 – Finland

In Finland, the rate of speeding fine is directly proportional to the income of the violator. Entrepreneur Reima Kuisla exceeded the 23 km/h speed limit in urban areas and received a ticket of up to $ 60,000, which was based on Reima Kuisla's $ 7 million income

 In 2018, Anders Wiklöf was late in an award ceremony and drove his Bentley at a speed of 115 km/h in the area of 80 km/h. With the income of a bank owner, Wiklöf received a fine of $ 71,000.

One of Finland's richest people, a giant in the canned food industry, was fined $ 217,000 after exceeding the speed limit of 40 km/h. In 2004, this millionaire's income was about $ 8 million.


$ 290,000 – Switzerland

Similar to Finland, the Swiss government also offers different penalties based on the income of the violator. A millionaire with a Ferrari Testarossa once received a total fine of up to $ 290,000 for repeated violations.


$ 1,000,000 – Sweden

In 2010, after receiving the brand-new Mercedes SLS AMG in Germany and driving home in Sweden, a 37-year-old man violated the laws by reaching 200km/h.  According to the police, the car could exceed this number because 200 km/h was the limit of the speed camera here. After that, a tachometer caught the exact speed of the car - over 300 km/h. The owner claimed that the SLS AMG clock was faulty and he had no idea what he did. However, the police denied his reasons and fined him nearly $ 1 million.


$ 2,000,000 – The Netherlands

In 2010, Michel Perridon - director of digital equipment manufacturer Trust International BV bought the first Bugatti Veyron in the Netherlands for nearly $ 2 million. The trouble started when Michel lent his supercar to his son. Not long after that, the Veyron was taken by the police for running at a speed of 160 km/h in an area of 80 km/h in Rotterdam. Michel Perridon also did not intend to take the car back because it could "stain" his son's profile.               




By: Archie Henderson

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