QOTD: Should Speeding Fines Be Based on Income?
Here's a weird one -- a wealthy Finnish man is paying an almost $130,000 fine for speeding 20 mph over the limit. That's because that country bases its speeding fines based on the offender's income.
The offender also gets his license suspended for 10 days.
Part of me wonders if we should institute a similar system here -- if you're poor, you'd presumably pay less when snagged for speeding. And wealthy folks can afford a bigger fine.
Then again, six figures for 20 over does seem steep.
What say you? Should speeding fines be income-based? Or is the current American system just fine?
Sound off below.
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