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.
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- 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).