They don't mess around in Finland.
Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov has been found guilty of endangering the safety of traffic and has been fined 46,675€ ($54,170~ USD) after being clocked going 105 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.— Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) August 3, 2018
Speed fines in Finland are based on a percentage of your yearly earnings. pic.twitter.com/aFCSg0pGxc
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.
Barkov is about to get fined 75K for a speeding ticket yet the max fine for extremely dirty plays in the NHL is 5,000 https://t.co/zm4p3uhjbS— Jake (@AaronEkdad) July 20, 2018
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
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.