End To No Limit?
Could a vote by Germany’s Socialdemocratic Party be the first step towards ending the country’s lack of motorway speed limits?
The SPD voted last month to impose a 130 km/h speed limit on German motorways to cut greenhouse gases from road traffic. They say it will cut 5% immediately and 15% over the long term. The non-binding vote, taken against the recommendations of the SPD leadership, has little chance of becoming law, at least in the short term, but reflects a growing questioning within the country of Germany’s status as the only EU member without a motorway speed limit.
This news story is taken from the November 2007 edition of T&E Bulletin.