Getting popped for speeding in the U.S. can cost you a lot of money (just ask Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, who seemed to snag a daily ticket in this year’s Bull Run). Speeding fines aside, you’ve got the points on your license to deal with and the additional joy of jacked up insurance pricing. A simple 20 mph over the limit transgression can easily cost you $1,000, or more if you decide to hire a lawyer to fight the ticket and lose.
Still, your all time record fine pales in comparison to the Swiss driver popped for doing 180 miles per hour in a 75 mile per hour zone. His Mercedes Benz SLS AMG was immediately impounded for collateral, since Switzerland bases their speeding fines on both the violation and the driver’s income. In the case of this particular driver, Autoevolution tells us the combination was sufficient to net him a $1 million fine. Presumably, the impound charges on his SLS AMG were additional, and I’d be willing to bet he’s paying a little more for insurance these days.