A Swedish man has been handed what is believed to be the world’s largest speeding fine, which is expected to cost him £650,000 (Rs 4.6 crore).
The 37-year-old was driving at 300kph, two-and-a-half times the speed limit in his Mercedes when he was pulled over by
traffic police in Switzerland. The police said he was going so fast, “he needed over half a kilometre of road to come to a halt”.
In Switzerland, speeding fines are calculated using a formula that takes into account the income of the motorist and the severity of the speed.
The man is now facing the highest possible penalty of 300 days of fines at £2,166 (R1.58 lakh) a day — a total of £650,000.
“We have no record of anyone caught travelling faster,” said a police spokesman.