If you thought penalties for speeding bordered on the harsh in this country, spare a thought for zooming motorists in Finland who are penalised based on their personal wealth.
Swedish businessman Anders Wiklof was caught by traffic police racing along at 77kph in a 50kph zone while driving in Finland. The authorities subsequently handed out a ticket following the incident on the island of Aland.
Wiklof, who is a well-known multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist in Sweden held his hands up to the unfortunate incident but said the £80,000 fine handed to him was "unreasonable."
According to the newswires, Wiklof 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."
Wiklof is one of the most influential people in Aland, a Swedish-speaking region of Finland and has made his fortune through the insurance and holdings industry. He has also donated generously to various charities throughout his career.
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