Anyone who has had a traffic fine in countries like Norway, Sweden, Italy or Switzerland knows that it can cost you much more than it does with us. In those countries the amount of the fine is determined based on the offender’s income. So it is the rich who sometimes pay tens of thousands of euros after driving too fast.
Denmark joined that list last year. How strict they became there is shown by the example of a 42-year-old man who has just been sentenced by a court in Lyngby. He borrowed a Porsche from a friend and raced down the highway in it. The speed rules had to be believed: the man drove faster than 210 kilometers per hour in a place where only 110 kilometers were allowed. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and lost his driver’s license for 3 years.
The friend from whom he borrowed the car is also punished. His Porsche 993 was confiscated and sold, with the proceeds going to the state treasury. Thanks to the new traffic law.