Driver in Georgia Receives Hefty Speeding Fine

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It is unsurprising that a motorist going over the speed limit faces a penalty for disregarding the law. However, no one would envision the fine being as exorbitant as $1.48 million. Fortunately, the person wouldn’t need to stress about settling this horrendous sum.

Last September, the Georgia State Patrol pulled over Connor Cato for going well above the speed limit on a two-lane road. Specifically, he was clocked at 90mph, which flouts the state’s Super Speeder Law, which dictates that any drivers going 75mph or higher on a two-way street, and 85 mph or more on highways, must appear in court. An e-citation for $999,999.99 accompanied by other costs has sent Cato notification of a staggering fine of 1.48 million dollars.

A City of Savannah spokesperson recently informed WSAV News that the high amount listed on super speeder tickets is not actually enforced. “The programmers who designed the software used the largest number possible because super speeder tickets necessitate a mandatory court appearance and do not have a fine amount attached to them when issued by police,” the same spokesperson said. “Recorder’s Court is currently in the process of adjusting the language in e-citations in order to avoid future confusion.”

The most absolute repercussions for a motorist who exceeds the speed limit can not exceed one thousand dollars along with any additional charges.

The Super Speeder Legislation enforces that drivers pay any regional fines for speeding along with a supplementary $200 price. If payment of the offense isn’t remitted within 120 days, the state revokes the driver’s permit, as well as an additional cost of $50. These costs, collected together, serve as a financial stimulus to bolster the trauma care facility system across the state. This regulation came into force on the 1st of January 2010.

In Finland, speeding offenders are charged based on their income. This was the case for Anders Wiklöf, a Finnish businessman, who was fined an incredible amount of 121,000 euros (the equivalent of $129,400) after being caught driving 51 mph (82 kph) in a 31-mph (50-kph) zone. His license was also suspended for ten days. “I really regret the matter and hope that the money is in any case used for healthcare through the treasury,” expressed Wiklöf to the Nya Åland newspaper.

The record for the premier speeding ticket across the world comes out of Switzerland. It ascribes a penalty to individuals dependent on their income. This motorist ended up with a punishment equivalent to a whopping one million ninety-one thousand three hundred and forty dollars – all that, for going above the speed limit by an astonishing 106 miles per hour (170 kilometers per hour), ABC News reported.

Source: WSAV News

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