The one million dollar traffic violation ticket price was not taken from the sky, but rather was a result of a formal calculation. Under the traffic laws of Switzerland the sum rate of any speeding ticket is based on several factors. Those factors mainly are the speed of the car and the income of the driver.
In this case, according to 5koleso.ru, the driver was driving Mercedes-Benz SLS. The traffic violator was a Swedish citizen. His speeding was recorded on a camera on the highway, which connects Bern and Lozan. This car was going at 186.4 mph which is 3.107 miles per minute.