Swedish Driver Gets $1 Million Ticket, Needs Better Excuses

Illustration for article titled Swedish Driver Gets $1 Million Ticket, Needs Better Excuses

Police in Switzerland say a 37-year-old Swedish man faces $1 million fine for taking his black Mercedes SLS AMG up to 180 mph. His excuse? Faulty speedometer, which was impounded with the rest of the car. (H/T to everyone!) [BBC]

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

The funny thing is how they determine the ticket fine. Rather than being a semi-standardized rate like it is here in the US, it's calculated as a percentage of an individual's wealth.

Thus, theoretically, if a homeless guy were to do this, he would get a speeding fine of, like, ten cents.