£80,000 Speeding Fine Slapped on Millionaire Motorist Because He’s RICH

Dangerous driving: Anders Wilkof was doing 77kph in a 50kph zone
Dangerous driving: Anders Wilkof was doing 77kph in a 50kph zone

A motorist is regretting speeding after police handed him a staggering £80,000 fine – because he’s RICH.

Swedish businessman Anders Wiklof was caught doing 77kph in a 50kph zone while driving in Finland.

And the Scandinavian country penalises speeding motorists by fining them based on their wealth, meaning multi-millionaire Wiklof was left red-faced.

Traffic cops handed out the speeding ticket following the incident on the island of Aland.

The 67-year-old businessman and philanthropist accepted he was wrong for speeding but claimed the penalty was “unreasonable”.

He said: “I’d rather put that money on the elderly, health, day care or whatever. I have only myself to blame, but one can question whether it is fair.

“Should I drive too fast in Sweden, I would have received 4000 crowns (£385) in fines and there is a huge difference.

“There should be a ceiling, it would be more fair.

Where to put it I do not know, but as it is now, it is unreasonable.”

In 2010, Swiss courts fined a wealthy motorist, described as a repeat offender, £180,000 for driving his Ferrari through a village at 85mph.

 

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