American travelers in Europe are being handed a warning that could save them lots of money: If you drive, don’t speed, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
It’s because, according a report from the Armstrong Economics website, fines are not like the $40, $80 or $120 often issued in the United States.
“A word to the wise. Any American traveling in Europe, you are better off hiring a limo driver or call[ing] Uber than driv[ing] yourself. In Europe, they have speed cameras everywhere. If you are 1 KM over the speed limit in Switzerland, the camera goes off and you have a fine.”
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And regarding speeding: “It’s not like America where even on an interstate highway with a 65 mph limit, traffic typically moves at 80 mph and police will start to look at you over 80. Local municipalities are different. Some of them are so broke they make up stuff,” the analysis said.
“In Europe, they fine you using cameras, which are also illegal in the USA. You have a right to confrontation and a camera cannot testify against you in court. Those states who adopted the red light cameras used them for revenue, but you would not get any points on your license because they too were unconstitutional.”
The report said the short summary of the issue is that the Europeans “are simply totally insane.”
“They fine you in proportion to what you can pay. In Britain, they are setting this at 175 percent of the weekly wage. So if you were a CEO earning $25 million a year, your fine will be $841,346,” the report said.