In Finland, speeding fines are calculated as a percentage of the offender’s income

August 7, 2011

The richer you are, the more money you pay for speeding tickets in Finland. That is because the fine is weighted against the offender’s income. This way, both poor and rich end up going through a comparable punishment.

There is no maximum day-fine which may lead to considerably high fines for high-income persons.

For example, in 2001, a Finnish businessman with a yearly income of 10 million euros, received a relatively mild punishment of six day-fines, amounting €26,000, for driving though a red traffic light.

In 2009 a businessman was fined €112,000 for travelling at 82 kilometres per hour in an area with a speed limit of 60 kilometres per hour.

On a side note, Finns are not Scandinavians.

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