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Is this speeding ticket fair?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Soundstream, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

  2. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member


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  3. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Holy crap!
    100 grand on a 25-over ticket? Damn!

    That's quite an interesting system for tickets though...

  4. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    And that is in US$ too. About $160,000 CDN!

    I knew about this law in Finland for a while, but could never make up my mind on wether I thought it was fair or not.

    It makes sense somewhat to increase speeding fines for those that are wealthy. Because one of the deterents to speeding is the cost of the fine. But a multi-millionaire is not going to learn his lesson if he simply got a $126.50 ticket for going 25 km/h over (that's what such a ticket would cost in Ontario). On the other hand though, that is quite an excessive fine.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  5. Cydome

    Cydome TRIBE Member

    I heard about this system a while ago, and I have to say, I like it!! But that's just me.

  6. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    14 days of income for 25 over.

    Sorry thats just a fuck over for anyone

    6.85 * 8 * 5 * 2 (assuming full time at the lowest wage possible in ontario) = $550.

    That ticket should cost less than half that.
  7. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I believe that is calculated post-tax however. And income tax in Finland (I believe) is at least 50% for just about everyone. However, they do get some excellent benefits for their money.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  8. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    We're still talking about like %2 or your annual income for a 25 over charge. Sorry thats like totally insane!!! Picture an entire paycheck for a single speeding ticket.
  9. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    No, I agree. I guess I was just pointing out that say you make $200/day BEFORE tax and $100/day AFTER taxes are taken off, then you would be charged $100 x 14 = $1,400, and not $200 x 14 = $2,800.

    Still WAY too expensive in my opinion. No speeding ticket should cost the same price as a Porsche 911, for anyone. [​IMG]

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  10. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    The system itself sounds pretty reasonable, but 14 days!!! That's a lot of money for what a lot of people consider a rather minor infraction.

  11. silver1

    silver1 TRIBE Member

    No, but he would eventually learn his lesson after he loses his license, David Letterman style.
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    A few points.

    If $160,000 CAD is his 2 week salary, it wouldn't be too big an issue now would it?

    Cops would be targeting nice cars.

    And I have to stop writing right now, because I'm having huge deja vu and it's freaking me out.

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