In Switzerland speeding fines are worked out using a formula based on the income of the motorists and the severity of the speed.
A 37-year-old Swedish man was caught driving at two and a half times the speed limit in his £140,000 Mercedes (pictured above accompanied by police).
According to prosecutors he is now facing the highest possible penalty of 300 days of fines at £2,166 a day - a total of £650,000.
He was caught by a speed camera on the A12 highway between Bern and Lausanne on Friday. He escaped being zapped by numerous radars en-route simply because he was going too fast and they were incapable of clocking speeds beyond 200kph (125mph). It was a new generation of radar machines that finally caught him travelling at close to 300kph (186mph).
"I think the speedo on the car, which is new, is faulty," he told police by way of an explanation.
No mention of disqualification or points on his licence just a massive fine. No wonder Switzerland is called an expensive country to visit.