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$200,000 speeding ticket in Finland. No joke…

Finland assesses speeding fines based partially on how fast you were charged with driving and partially on your income.

An heir to a northern European meatpacking empire was recently charged with doing 50mph in a 25mph zone. In New York, this would be a six point speed and all fines and surcharges–including the point-based DRP–would total approximately $500 or so. In Finland, he fine amount took into consideration the motorist’s $11.5 million income that year and was set at $200,000.

A number of Scandinavian countries, including Denmark and Norway, also levy fines according to income, according to a survey of the world’s highest speeding fines by AOL Autos.