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      08-10-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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$1 million for speeding in Sweden

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Switzerland: $1 Million Fine For Driving His Mercedes SLS AMG At 180 MPH

The owner of a Mercedes SLS AMG was caught by the speed trap of the Swiss police driving with not less than 180 mph, on a road where the speed limit was 75 mph. The driver got his car impounded until he will pay the fine: $1 million.

Switzerland became one of the European countries with the biggest fines for the undisciplined drivers. The proof is a recent case, registered on the highway linking Berna of Luassane.

A Mercedes SLS AMG was caught by police’s speed trap with a speed of 180 mph, way over the limit in that area, of only 75 mph. The 105 mph difference brought to a fine that you would hardly imagine, because, in Switzerland, the value of the fine is directly proportional with the income of the blamed one.



So, in these conditions, the owner of the German supercar will have to pay a fine that raises to $1 million, almost three times the value of the car. The police wanted to be sure that the owner, aged 37, will pay the ticket, so they impounded the SLS AMG copy.
http://www.mibz.com/17625-switzerlan...t-180-mph.html
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Some people have more money than sense. He could have driven to Germany from Bern and drive as fast as he could on the autobahn.
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      08-10-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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If the ticket cost more than the car whats the point of paying it when he can just get another one. They need to revoke his license in order for this to work.
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OP it is Switzerland not Sweden.

He was driving a copy at 180MPH!
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      08-10-2010, 07:15 PM   #5
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copy? WTF

Also fines proportional to income is retarded
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OP it is Switzerland not Sweden.

He was driving a copy at 180MPH!
oops! This is what I get for not proofreading
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      08-10-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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what do you mean copy? Like a fake MB?
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      08-10-2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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i'm still trying to figure out how he was caught...pulled over?

and i'm confused about the 'copy' thing as well
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      08-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
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copy? WTF

Also fines proportional to income is retarded
I'm sure that's a great incentive to be successful in life. And yeah I have no idea what copy means.
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      08-10-2010, 10:20 PM   #10
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I think there might be a translation breakdown - maybe Javi can translate for us!

I think they meant it was not a real AMG but the speed makes me think it was, but then again Switzerand (and Sweden) use KMH not MPH so he would have been doing 110MPH in a 45MPH zone which is more doable in a stock MB dressed as an AMG.
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OP was almost right - the driver was Swedish!!

Found another source which tells the story a little better. Obviously not a copy and completely wipes out my previous theory.

http://www.thelocal.se/28272/20100809/
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I think they meant it was not a real AMG but the speed makes me think it was, but then again Switzerand (and Sweden) use KMH not MPH so he would have been doing 110MPH in a 45MPH zone which is more doable in a stock MB dressed as an AMG.
I guess this is possible but the rest of the story and the pictures are inconsistent with it, they only use the term copy once. I'm just gonna guess it's a typo/editor jargon that accidentally made the final cut
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      08-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #13
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If the owner doesnt pick it up, does it become a police car?
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The fine is NOT $1M. It can be up to $1M depending on his income.
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The fine is NOT $1M. It can be up to $1M depending on his income.
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So, in these conditions, the owner of the German supercar will have to pay a fine that raises to $1 million, almost three times the value of the car.
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Sounds about right for car hating swiss. They have no tolerance at all for speeding or cars in general. I read some place that you can not even wash your car at home or modify it in any way ever. Even appearance mods. They rather everyone go back to horse and buggy I guess. They are a tax haven though.
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Sounds about right for car hating swiss. They have no tolerance at all for speeding or cars in general. I read some place that you can not even wash your car at home or modify it in any way ever. Even appearance mods. They rather everyone go back to horse and buggy I guess. They are a tax haven though.
Tax havens FTW! =) Their women aren't too shabby either...
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As mentioned, I see no point in paying the fine, easier to just buy another merc, and the police will keep this one, turn it into a police car = in the end, everyone is happy
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