DRIVER’S NOT SO FINE DAY
NO-ONE likes being fined for speeding but imagine if the fine was more than most people earn in a year?
In Finland, businessman Reima Kuisla has been slugged a whopping 54,000 for exceeding the speed limit after he was clocked at 103km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
That more than $75,000 in Aussie dollars. Why so much? Finland has a progressive policy when it comes to traffic fines. Instead of a fixed amount, fines are are based on a sliding scale based on how much you earn.
That way rich people can’t just brush fines aside.
Not good for Mr Kuisla, who earned a reported 6.5 million in 2013 ( A$9.2 million).
Notwithstanding he’s not too happy, but he’s not the first high flyer to cop it.
In 2002, a Nokia exec on a 14 million salary ( A$19.8 million) was forced to pay 116,000 (A$164,000) after a flutter on his motorcycle.