An American was fined $1.4 million for one speeding violation (2 photos)

Category: Car news, PEGI 0+
20 October 2023

The court employee told the man that there was no error in calculating the fine.

Driver from Savannah (Georgia) Connor Cato received a “chain letter” with an astronomical fine of $1.4 million (136 million rubles) for speeding. The man knew about his violation, but he did not expect to see such a sum as a punishment.

Like any normal person, he decided that there was a mistake when printing the fine and called the court. However, they told him that there were no typos or errors in the fine.

"I asked, 'Perhaps it's just a typo?' The woman responded, 'No sir, you must either pay the amount on the ticket or appear in court on December 21st at 1:30 p.m.,'" Connor Cato said.

As some have already guessed from the dialogue with the court employee, this is a cunning plan by the local authorities to lure the offender to the judge. As it turned out later, a special program creates gigantic fines, adding 999,999.99 dollars to the fine amount and adding a state fee to it. The result is an insane amount, and the offender is forced to run after the judge himself so that he assigns him a fine. Which usually does not exceed $1000.

As the Georgia administration said, they issue large fines only to those violators who exceed the speed limit by 50 km/h or more. Keito's car was traveling at a speed of 144 km/h on a section of road where the speed limit is 90 km/h. The state also added that as soon as the driver appears in court, the six-figure fines are immediately canceled.

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