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Old 08-10-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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SLS AMG Owner Gets $1 Million Speeding Ticket in Switzerland



Supercars are built to offer an unstoppable wave of thrills and take their passengers to a new dimension where nothing else matters. However, taking this experience outside the safety of a race track does come with its price.

We are not referring to the tragical consequences of speeding here but rather to the financial drawbacks of putting the pedal to the metal on public roads.

Many countries have strict speeding laws, with the calculated Switzerland claiming one of the top spots in the world when it comes to this.

This is exactly what the owner of a 571 hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG recently found out, as wheels24.co.za reports. The man got a little pedal-happy and pushed his vehicle up to 180 mph (290 km/h) while traveling on a Swiss road near Fribourg. The speed limit in the area? 75 mph (120 km/h).

The local police was on duty and reacted promptly to sanction the whole experience. The 105 mph (170 km/h) “misunderstanding” resulted in the impounding of the $233,022 vehicle. The authorities decided to do this as a security for the payment of the speeding ticket the driver received. Things got this serious due to the fact that the man received a $1 million fine for breaking the law.

Let us explain. The Swiss government uses a traffic offenses penalty system that calculates the amount of money paid in direct relation to the guilty one’s income. So, we’re guessing that the SLS’ driver has a pretty hefty bank account. Regardless of this, we're pretty sure that the whole thing is one experience that he'll certainly remember.

source: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/sl...and-23323.html
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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Let them keep the car and buy another, it will be less than 1/2 price of the fine. Switzerland isn't part of the EU, so no worries for him
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Can honestly say, thank god they don't do that here in Ontario, because no one would have a car then >_<
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Can honestly say, thank god they don't do that here in Ontario, because no one would have a car then >_<
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #9
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Can honestly say, thank god they don't do that here in Ontario, because no one would have a car then >_<
What do you mean? If you read it said that the size of the fine is directly related to the guilty party's income. So in Layman terms, if you make a shit load of money you will get a big ass fine, if you make very little money you will get a small fine. However because the fine is proportional to your income it hurts both parties equally which is fair, unlike here in Ontario where if you're going 50 over the fine is 10 grand regardless of whether you're a millionaire or a broke ass student.... yeah thank God for Ontario's laws


...I wonder if you have $0 income is you'll get no fine for speeding in Switzerland ? You'll still lose your license however.
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