Friday, November 13, 2009

Stay within the speed limit!

I am trying to learn more about the Finnish criminal justice system. One thing I have learned is that fines for driving offenses are calculated on your monthly income. The more you make, the more you pay.

In 2001 a director of Nokia was fined $103,600 for speeding in Helsinki. He was driving 47 mph in a 31 mph zone. The latest news on the fine was that the speedy Finn was appealing the fine because the value of his stock portfolio had fallen!

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