Talk about speed limit on Autobahn has Germans pissed

A leaked proposal to impose common speed limits on the Autobahn is inflicting outrage amongst car-loving Germans.

The nation’s transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, has mentioned the concept “goes towards all frequent sense.” But distinguished Green Party lawmaker Cem Ozdemir defended the proposal Tuesday, calling it an “act of reason.”

Germany is without doubt one of the few international locations on the planet that does not impose speed limits on its beloved Autobahn highways.

The concept — nonetheless very a lot only a notion — would limit speeds on the nation’s highways to 80 mph. Proponents say this is able to scale back air air pollution, assist struggle local weather change and scale back the variety of automotive accidents.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert sought to easy the waves created by the leaked report, saying Monday {that a} government-appointed committee inspecting varied proposal is not completed but.