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Monday, March 22, 2010

World's Most Expensive Speeding Ticket: $ 290,000 !

   I found this story very amazing indeed!
If you're going to set the record for the world's most expensive speeding ticket, you may as well do it in style. That seems to be the reasoning behind a Swiss driver who was caught driving his Ferrari Testarossa in a small village at 100 km/h in January 2010. A court in the northeastern Swiss canton of St. Gallen requested the man dip into his over-$23 million fortune to the tune of $290,000. The fine beat a previous Swiss speeding ticket record of more than $100,000, issued to a Porsche driver in Zurich in 2008, after a string of previous traffic offences.

Story by John Leblanc of MSN
 Photo courtesy of Ferrari

1 comment:

Leigh "King Leo" Tenebro-Dickey said...

That's a real shot to the good old pocket book. It's amazing, really. I'm sure the cop said to himself, "How can I boost my ego"? "Oh, by hitting someone where it really hurts...their wallet"!