Helluva traffic fine

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    I just found this insane!


    HELSINKI - One of Finland’s richest men has been fined a record 170,000 euros ($217,000) for speeding through the centre of the capital, police said on Tuesday...


    he was going 80k in a 50k zone. I got fined in the Auckland CDB for the same and it was $125. Here in NZ, we have a shortage of policeman and they basically earn there income by traffic fines! But the Finns have a different way of pinching you.

    Basically, the Finns fine you according to your income level! I just find this just appalling. What do you think?

    *still sulking about his traffic ticket from a year and a half ago*
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Remind me to go speeding around there the next time I am unemployed then! :lol:
     
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    I have no sympathy for such heinous crimes.
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: Off with their heads! :gun:
     
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    Put zem in the Iron Maiden! Execute them! :queen: :twisted: :gun:

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    what's the problem with that?
    if you earn £10,000 p.a. getting fined £125 for speeding will seriously dent your wallet and you would struggle financially for at least a couple of months, but if you earn £225,000 p.a. £125 would be almost pocket change...
    I know if i was a millionaire, £125 would mean feck all to me in the whole scheme of things... it probably wouldn't stop me speeding if i was in a ruch..
     
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    Yo,
    What captain-spanky said!
    Still, I can't believe I complained about my $120 speeding ticket (which will be deferred anyway when I take defense driving).
    Me, the Flea
     

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