Motorist gets fined $290,000 for speeding

Motorist gets fined $290,000 for speeding
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Thankfully, we’re not the ones on the receiving end of this fine. It’s being reported that a Swiss motorist – and a rich one at that – has been fined a staggering $290,000 for a series of traffic violations stemming from driving his Ferrari Testarossa at over 137 km/h through the roads of a small Swiss village.

According to the court that made the ruling to slap the fine on the man, "the accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed."

Fortunately, according to reports, the man has more than enough money to pay for the fine, but still, at $290,000, that’s still a pretty hefty sum to pay for a few parking tickets.


Source: Reuters

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  (412) posted on 07.15.2011

Well, the good side of having a higher fine for the speeding ticket will be the awareness of the driver to his speed and the same time it will lessen the car accident.

  (467) posted on 07.15.2011

Are they serious? $290,000 for a ticketing fine? I could actually but an Aventador with that money! Well, I don think that this fine is fair for everyone though I know there intentions for this law.

  (434) posted on 06.27.2011

Well, I guess that price would be a "scare stuff" for the drivers that plans to abide the law! It seems those wealthy folks doesn’t feel threaten with this ticketing fee..How about make it higher?lol

  (448) posted on 06.27.2011

hmm. $290,000 seems like a overpriced! I could actually bought a brand new car out of it! Since this folks have a lot of money Why’d he try to live in US and choose the top ten states that it good for speed limit!

  (683) posted on 03.7.2011

for the violators, I think that fine is a bit too much. But, IMO, its just a good price so that they wouldn’t commit the same violation next time.

  (1023) posted on 01.27.2010

well that a large amount of money, well i guess having a sport car like testarossa is very tempting for speed.

  (477) posted on 01.24.2010

The price was so big it can be buy another car, slower car. But you said the motorist is rich. He must learn his lessons.

  (570) posted on 01.12.2010

What’s that? $290K fine? That’s a crazy fine that even though the driver have that kind of money on his pocket, that’s worth a supercar and I don’t think I can accept to pay that.

  (571) posted on 01.10.2010

Ferraris are meant to break the speed limit, but the thing is the driver broke the highway rule, so the burden is with the man. well if i were him, I think im going to drive that ferrari exceeding the speed limit of the road too.

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