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Swede faces world-record $1m speeding penalty

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Swede faces world-record $1m speeding penalty


    The Swede was driving a Mercedes SLS AMG - which has a top speed of 317km/h

    A Swedish motorist caught driving at 290km/h (180mph) in Switzerland could be given a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; £656,000), prosecutors say.

    The 37-year-old, who has not been named, was clocked driving his Mercedes sports car at 170km/h over the limit.

    Under Swiss law, the level of fine is determined by the wealth of the driver and the speed recorded.

    In January, a Swiss driver was fined $290,000 - the current world record.

    Local police spokesman Benoit Dumas said of the latest case that "nothing can justify a speed of 290km/h".

    "It is not controllable. It must have taken 500m to stop," he said.

    The Swede's car - a Mercedes SLS AMG - has been impounded and in principle he could be forced to pay a daily fine of SFr3,600 for 300 days.
  2. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    wow.. that's messed up.
  3. RumRogerz

    RumRogerz TRIBE Member

    I bet going 290km/hr was awesome.
  4. I'd frame the speeding ticket. Regardless of the verdict.
  5. kirstenmeows

    kirstenmeows TRIBE Member

    Hey, if he can afford that car, he can afford the fine.

    Next time maybe he'll have the brains to take it out on an authorized track.
  6. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    Or he can just not pay the fine, go back to Sweden and never return to Switzerland.
  7. kirstenmeows

    kirstenmeows TRIBE Member

    Nah, we're too damn honest. He'll pay the fine.
  8. eddie

    eddie TRIBE Member

    i had my 911 turbo up to 300k on the 401 for about 10 sec
  9. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Lisbeth Salander will hunt him down and make him pay if he doesn't
  10. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

  11. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    haha foot in mouth fail
  12. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    270 on 401
  13. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    How did they catch him?
  14. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    Police in the western canton of Fribourg said in a statement that the 37 year-old driver had to be stopped by a neighbouring police force last Friday after he shot past a permanent speed trap.
  15. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    tractor beam
  16. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Well the car is impounded. I imagine a car like that would be worth at least a couple grand.
  17. green_souljah

    green_souljah TRIBE Member

    I buried the needle in my Yaris going 445 K/hr on the ETR.

    That guy has a small pecker.
  18. the_fornicator

    the_fornicator TRIBE Member

    Should have just went to Germany and tore it up on the autobahn.
  19. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    lol...if i was a cop sitting in a speed trap, and somebody blew by me at that speed, i'd say to my partner, 'they just went plaid'.
  20. Fillmore

    Fillmore TRIBE Member

    This must be your yaris?

  21. KodiaK

    KodiaK TRIBE Member

    or do what the rest of the rich german douchewads w/ cars like that. Go pay for some track time at the nurburgring
  22. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    That is not an SLS.

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