Fines for speeding, Italy is fourth in the world

The fine for speeding it is never appreciated, but it is certainly necessary to protect the safety of other road users. In Italy people often complain about the size of the sanction, but the reality is that the situation in the world is worse.

In some countries, driving 20km / h over the limit can be a huge drain. To get the full picture, however, you can take a look at the research carried out by


The Australian site analyzed the saltier fines of all the countries in the world taking as reference the official information reported on websites and press releases. In some countries the fine is a Fixed value defined by law (as in Italy), while in others it can be proportional to income of the driver.

In the latter case, Budget Direct calculated the average per capita income of each country, thus obtaining a reliable estimate.

Italy and the rest of the world

How is Italy positioned compared to the rest of Europe? First of all, it should be remembered that the maximum penalty is exceeding the speed limit by 60 km / h with a value between 821 and 3,287 euros.

Fines for speeding, Italy is fourth in the world

In this context, Italy is al fourth post (also worldwide) behind Swiss, Finland e Austria. In short, our police forces do not forgive offenders, but the amount of the fine is much lower than the average of 11,000 euros for the Swiss.

Among the most “tolerant”, however, we find Ukraine and Russia with values ​​below 60 euros. However, it should be remembered that the per capita income in these countries is significantly lower than in Italy.

Unsurprisingly, the lowest fines in the world are found in Africa. Except for the exceptional case of Uganda (around 1,400 euros of average fine), there are the 1.5 euros of Zimbabwe and, above all, the 6 Sudan cents.

Lots of records

The unenviable world record belongs to a Swiss gentleman who was pinched in 2010 290 km/h with his Mercedes SLS AMG on the Bern-Lausanne route. The stunt cost him $ 767,000 (approx 677 thousand euros), far more than the value of the car.

Not always, however, the heaviest fines have involved insane speeds. For example, in 2019 in Belgium a ticket of 226 thousand dollars was issued (200 thousand euros) for passing at 72 km / h in front of a speed camera in an area with a limit of 50 km / h.

Just to make the necessary proportions, a fine of between 168 and 674 euros would have arrived in Italy. The income-related system, however, does not make any kind of discounts.

Another paradoxical situation has occurred in Finland (where the penalty is based on a 1/16 of the reckless driver’s monthly salary) with a fine of over 120 thousand euros for having traveled a stretch of road a 51 km/h (the speed limit is not clear). In general, here is the ranking of the top 20 fines ever.

At the same time, the research highlighted the 20 richest fines ever, with a ranking dominated by Switzerland and Finland.

Position Country Speed Amount (valued) Year
1 Swiss 290 km/h 677.000 euro 2010
2 Swiss unknown 289.000 euro 2010
3 Swiss 88 km/h 282.000 euro 2018
4 Belgium 72 km/h 200.000 euro 2019
5 Finland 80 km/h 192.000 euro 2004
6 Finland 51 km/h 125.000 euro 2009
7 Finland 81 km/h 124.500 euro 2019
8 Finland unknown 115.000 euro 2002
9 Swiss unknown 107.000 euro 2008
10 Finland 77 km/h 98.000 euro 2013
11 Finland 76 km/h 91.000 euro 2002
12 Finland unknown 83.000 euro 2000
13 Finland 112 km/h 76.000 euro 2019
14 Finland 71 km/h 63.000 euro 2018
15 Finland 103 km/h 56.000 euro 2015
16 United Kingdom 98 km/h 51.000 euro 2020
17 Finland 105 km/h 48.000 euro 2018
18 Finland unknown 40.000 euro 1999
19 Finland 149 km/h 38.000 euro 2020
20 Finland 114 km/h 37.500 euro 2019

Source: Italia – News by

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