Man's Hilarious Pose in Speeding Ticket Photo Has the Internet Cracking Up

A man's pose in a speeding ticket has the internet in stitches as he was snapped pointing directly at the camera.

No one likes paying the fine, which often exceeds $100, but one driver ended up with a souvenir, which he shared to Reddit's r/Funny sub under the username IchBinKoloss.

"Said to my wife 'Look, a speed camera', assuming that I am in a 100 zone. Apparently not," he captioned the image.

In the clip the man, in sunglasses, has one hand on the wheel, with the other pointing at the camera.

Since being shared on Tuesday the post, which can be seen here, has amassed 38,000 upvotes.

Numerous people raved about the image, as Kz_ advised: "I'd fight the ticket just for the opportunity to get a higher quality copy of the photo."

Garlicluvr thought: "Can easily become a vinyl album cover."

Noytam wrote: "That reflection in the sunglasses gives it massive 80's-action-film-poster vibes. Cool af."

PeterBeaterr reckoned: "This looks like the surveillance photos of the terminator!"

Burothedragon joked: "He doesn't even need a weapon to kill you, his style alone does you in."

Raz0rking commented: "I can hear Top Gun music."

MileyCyrusSwollenGum reckoned: "Looks like some crime lord leaving court getting filmed by the paparazzi in the mid 80s."

While Flossthief added: "God let's hope speed camera selfies don't catch on."

In the comments the driver shared more details, suggesting he was driving in Germany at the time, and the speed limit he referred to in the caption was 100kmph (62mph).

He revealed that he paid the ticket, adding it cost: "30 Euros! Has been my WhatsApp profile picture for quite some time now."

Unlike America, there is no speed limit on some German highways, known as the Autobahn.

GreenFlag explained: "Only around an eighth of the Autobahn network is de-restricted (no speed limit). About a third is limited to 81mph and the rest has a variable speed limit so you need to pay attention to any restrictions before planting your left foot.

"On the de-restricted sections, the left-hand lane of an Autobahn is for people going very fast only."

According to the American Safety Council, the highest speed limit in the U.S. is a "40-mile stretch of a toll road between Austin and San Antonio that legally allows drivers to travel at 85 mph."

Speed limits, and fines, often vary across the country, as the site noted: "Today, speed limits are complex, state-specific, and bound by law. The enforcement of speed limits and the politics that surrounds that enforcement are equally complex."

The chart below, provided by Statista, shows gas prices in the U.S.

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The U.S. Army claimed the average cost of a speeding ticket is $150, dependant on how fast you're going, how many points are on your license, and again, what state you're in.

"An estimated 1-in-6 Americans get slapped with a speeding ticket every year, equating to about 41 million people ticketed each year," they said.

They added: "There is a huge variance in cost between different states. Oklahoma has a starting ticket fine of $20.

"On the other end of the spectrum, Nevada can charge heavy-footed motorists close to $1,000, even for first-time speeders.

"Alaska tickets are also high with an average speeding ticket fine of $300 for first-time offenders."

Newsweek reached out to IchBinKoloss for comment.

File photo of speed camera.
File photo of speed camera. A man has shared his hilarious photo in a speeding ticket. Stasys Kudarauskas/Getty Images