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What Is the Largest Speeding Fine Ever given?

As of 2014, the largest speeding fine ever given was estimated to be $200,000 US Dollars (USD), given in 2002 to a driver in Finland. Speeding fines in Finland are determined according to income, so an heir to a meatpacking empire who had a yearly income of $11.5 million USD received the largest speeding fine ever after going 50 miles per hour (80.47 km/h) in a 25 mph (40.23 km/h) zone. Another of the world's most expensive speeding fine locations is Canada, where the highest speeding fines reach up to $25,000 USD, regardless of income. The average US speeding fine is about $150 USD.

More about traffic violations:

  • Only 7% of the world’s countries had road safety laws as of 2013.
  • The record for fastest speed for a citation was set in 2002, for going 272 mph (437.7 km/h) in a 75 mph (120.7 km/h) zone in Texas.
  • The first speeding ticket is thought to have been given in the US in 1904, to an Ohio man who was driving 12 mph (19.31 km/h).
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Allison Boelcke, a digital marketing manager and freelance writer, helps businesses create compelling content to connect with their target markets and drive results. With a degree in English, she combines her writing skills with marketing expertise to craft engaging content that gets noticed and leads to website traffic and conversions. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a valuable asset to any content creation team.
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Allison Boelcke
Allison Boelcke
Allison Boelcke, a digital marketing manager and freelance writer, helps businesses create compelling content to connect with their target markets and drive results. With a degree in English, she combines her writing skills with marketing expertise to craft engaging content that gets noticed and leads to website traffic and conversions. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a valuable asset to any content creation team.
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