They don't mess around in Finland.


Panthers superstar center Aleksander Barkov got pulled over for going 105 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. In the United States, this ticket would have cost Barkov around $150. Unfortunately, he wasn't in sunny Florida but was in his country of origin, Finland.


Finland has a weird system when it comes to speeding tickets. There isn't a set amount for how much a fine is worth. The cost is based entirely on the worth of the person being pulled over. So since Barkov is making millions of dollars playing hockey he has to pay about $54k for speeding. 


This isn't the first time a Finnish NHL player has been screwed over by this system. NHL Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne once had to pay a $39k for a speeding ticket. New York Islanders forward ​Leo Komarov was slapped with a $40k fine too.


Many people within Finland's upper class detest this law, obviously. It is a strange system to punish somebody for being rich. The flip side of this law though is that the poorer people who are pulled over aren't hit with such a financial burden. 


The easiest way to avoid this fine is to just obey the law. If Barkov didn't want to fork over $54k he should have just driven the speed limit.