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    Switzerland millionaire hit by record speed fine

    Switzerland millionaire hit by record speed fine


    The tycoon was reportedly driving a Ferrari 57km/h (35mph) over the limit

    A Swiss millionaire has been handed down a record speeding fine of $290,000 (180,000) by a court.

    The man was reportedly caught driving a red Ferrari Testarossa at 137km/h (85mph) through a village.

    The penalty was calculated based on the unnamed motorist's wealth - assessed by the court as $22.7m (14.1m) - and because he was a repeat offender.

    It is more than double Switzerland's previous record speeding fine - handed to a Porsche driver in Zurich in 2008.

    In the latest case, the motorist was clocked speeding 57km/h (35mph) faster than the limit, according to the cantonal court in St Gallen, eastern Switzerland.

    "The accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed," the court said in its judgement.

    Swiss media reported that the man owns a villa with five luxury cars, including the Ferrari.


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    fair enough. As if he cares.

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    Safety issues aside, it's good to see that such a beautiful motor isn't being wasted.

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    As far as I know, the speed limit in a village is 50 km/h, The 80km/h speed limit apply on the roads out of cities and village, and 120km/h on highways.

    So he was clocked speeding 87km/h faster than the limit and not 57 if it was through a village.

    Anyway, som nam naa to the prick.

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    Always loved the old Testarossa and the double entendre of the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "The accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed,"
    Nothing wrong with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai
    So he was clocked speeding 87km/h faster than the limit and not 57 if it was through a village.
    I read it that previous convictions were 137 kph through a village and his latest offense was 57kph over the limit and location not specified.
    So he had maybe slowed down a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    it's good to see that such a beautiful motor isn't being wasted.
    The car in the pic isn't a testarossa.

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    Obviously Switzerland is just another fvcked up western nanny state where fun always had to be subordinated to manic parent like safety concerns.

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    "pure desire for speed". Fek! he was going very fast though, the naughty man.
    ....but you can forgive him. ....
    ....someone had told him we've found his Nazi gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "The accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed,"
    Nothing wrong with that
    Damn straight. When I feel the need I get my Skyline out for a blast down the lanes back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The accused ignored elementary traffic rules with a powerful vehicle out of a pure desire for speed
    What a load of bollocks.
    "elementary rules" doesn't matter what type of rule it was, a rule was broken.
    "powerful vehicle" where does the HP come into it? Don't matter if he was driving a Fiat or a Ferrari he was speeding.
    "pure desire for speed" why does the motivation for speeding have any bearing on the matter?

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