The price discrimination culture that is Finland

A businessman in Finland has been slapped with a hefty €121,000, or $129,400, fine for speeding in a country where tickets are calculated based on income, a local paper Nya Åland reported.

Anders Wiklöf, the chairman of Wiklöf Holding AB, was driving at 82km/h, or 51mph, when he entered a zone where the speed limit was 50km/h, or 31mph, per Nya Åland.

“I had just started to slow down, but I guess it didn’t happen fast enough,” Wiklöf told Nya Åland. “I really regret the matter.”

In Finland, speeding fines are linked to the offender’s salary and the speed at which they were going when they committed the offense.

Here is the full story.  Via Anecdotal.


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