How to get a speeding ticket of $1 million dollars in Switzerland
What happens when you drive around in a Mercedes SLS AMG in Switzerland? Well, if you are dumb enough to drive around at speeds of 180mph then what happens next is nothing short of catastrophic. For starters, your speeding ticket will add up to about 3.5 times the value of the car. After that, your car will be confiscated and, of course, your license will be no more.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a hypothetical question. This is actually a very real situation that occurred when a very unlucky, and highly stupid, guy was caught speeding on a Swiss road, A12 between Bern and Lausanne. The road’s speed limit was set at 75mph and the 37 year old driver was going 180mph, in case you forgot already. After a few miles he was pulled over, his car was confiscated, he was taken to the police station, and he was left with a speeding ticket of almost $1 million.
Why such a hefty fine? Well, according to the Swiss traffic offenses penalty system, the amount of money one has to pay for a speeding ticket is calculated in direct relation to the guilty one’s income. We did feel sorry for the guy, but we are sure he had an awesome time putting the pedal to the metal on his SLS AMG so the fine was probably worth it.