In Finland, speeding infractions fines are calculated according to income. This article notes that in Nordic countries, like Finland, many citizens believe that the rich people should pay more for the same offense if justice is to be served.
1. According to U.S. Tax laws, are speeding tickets tax deductible?
2. How much over the speed limit was Mr. Kuisla traveling and how much in U.S. dollars was his fine?
3. What does that work out to be per mile over the speed limit?
4. Do you agree that it is a tax rather than a fine? What is the difference? Discuss.
5. What was the eventual reduction in Mr. Kuisla’s ticket? (express in a percentage)
Daley, S. (2015) Speeding in Finland Can Cost a Fortune, if You Already Have One. The New York Times, April 25 (Retrievable online at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/europe/speeding-in-finland-can-cost-a-fortune-if-you-already-have-one.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news)