Illustration for article titled Swiss Driver Racks Up Record $290,000 Speeding Ticket

A Ferrari Testarossa driver owes $290,000 for driving 85 MPH and a 35 MPH zone because the Swiss, in all their egalitarian wisdom, base fines on the offender's wealth. Quick, impoverished Swiss speed demons, to your beaters!


The man, who hilariously claimed he was a diplomat from Guinea-Bissau but his diplomatic plates fell off the car, has to pay half up front but can avoid doling out the rest of the $145,000 if he's on his best behavior for the next two years. Seriously, keep it on the track or else. (Hat tip to everyone for the tips!)

[USA Today]

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