BBC has the story:
Sure this guy was going like 105 mph over the speed limit, but why should someone with a smaller net worth be able to commit the same crime and not face just as harsh of a punishment?A Swedish motorist caught driving at 290km/h (180mph) in Switzerland could be given a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; ?656,000), prosecutors say.
The 37-year-old, who has not been named, was clocked driving his Mercedes sports car at 170km/h over the limit.
Under Swiss law, the level of fine is determined by the wealth of the driver and the speed recorded.
It turns out the $1 million ticket sets a new record for the world's costliest traffic infraction. The prior record belonged to a fellow Swiss speeder who had been traveling just 35mph over the speed limit, but with a net worth of over $20 million, the court ordered him to pay a $290,000 fine.