April 13, 2009

Frenchman hit with $183,500 speeding fine.

Don't speed in Switzerland. A magistrate in Fribourg nailed a wealthy French speeder with a bit of judicial Ju Jitsu. The Frenchman was clocked driving a perfectly normal 250km/h (155mph) in his Ferrari on one of those smooth, immaculately kept alpine highways. Unfortunately that was 130km/h over the posted limits and as you know the Swiss take their rules serioulsy.

The gallic speeder was a repeat offender but apparently in excellent financial health so it was deemed appropriate to devise the following financial fondue.

The fast frenchman was ordered to pay 150 DAILY installments of 1390 swiss francs (about $1230) for a total of 208,500 CHF or US$183,500. Lest people say he is heartless, the judge gave the defendant 90 days to make the first 50 payments and suspended the remaining 100 pending no further offenses for 5 years.

So if you are going to speed in Switzerland make sure you do it in an old e30 and wear jeans with holes!
(via Quattroruote)

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