In Finland, traffic violation fees are on a “sliding-scale” basis, according to the seriousness of the traffic offense and how much the offender makes.
Which is bad news for rich people with bad driving habits because authorities check your tax returns should you surface on their radar.
Meet businessman Reima Kuisla. The BBC reported poor, or rather rich, Mr. Kuisla was driving 14 mph over the speed limit and was stopped by a police officer. After perusing his 2013 tax return, he was issued a ticket for almost $60,000.
His tax returns revealed he brought in $7.2M in 2013.
But, at least they have universal healthcare.
Mr. Kuisla posted on his Facebook page: “Finland is impossible to live in for certain kinds of people who have high incomes and wealth.”