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    Swede faces world-record $1m speeding penalty

    Swede faces world-record $1m speeding penalty


    A Swedish motorist caught driving at 290km/h (180mph) in Switzerland could be given a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; 656,000), prosecutors say.

    The 37-year-old, who has not been named, was clocked driving his Mercedes sports car at 170km/h over the limit.

    Under Swiss law, the level of fine is determined by the wealth of the driver and the speed recorded.

    In January, a Swiss driver was fined $290,000 - the current world record.

    Local police spokesman Benoit Dumas said of the latest case that "nothing can justify a speed of 290km/h".

    "It is not controllable. It must have taken 500m to stop," he said.

    The Swede's car - a Mercedes SLS AMG - has been impounded and in principle he could be forced to pay a daily fine of SFr3,600 for 300 days.


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    I remember some years ago some bloke got done on a bike for 157 MPH and it made the news.
    I was thinking the bastard needs to grow a pair and change up into top.

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    In 1985, no fine was assessed when...a pedal bicycle...attained a speed of 152mph (245km/h). At the time, I was involved with one of companies which sponsored the rider and speed attempt. That speed record was later broken 10-years later.
    John Howard (cyclist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Was the rider wearing an oxygen tank?

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