Latest from ETSC,_Kamener_Kreuz,_Rush_Hour_(11783262743).jpg Licensed under creative commons

German state plans to trial 120km motorway limit

  • January 26, 2016

The German state of Baden-Württemberg, home of Daimler and Porsche, has announced plans to trial a 120km/h speed limit on sections of the A81 and A96 motorways.

The four-year trial, set to begin in May, aims to assess the impact on collisions and noise.

The move has put the state transport minister Winfried Hermann at loggerheads with federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt. In a letter earlier this month, Dobrindt said motorway speed limits are a federal responsibility.

ETSC’s German member DVR has said that deaths are 25% higher on stretches of Germany motorways that have no speed limit compared to those with limits.

  • Press releases
  • March 1, 2023

EU to introduce a two-year zero-tolerance alcohol limit for all novice drivers

A separated cycle lane in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Press releases
  • February 21, 2023

Five ways Europe can tackle road deaths

  • Publications
  • January 5, 2023

Briefing: Conditional Licences and Alcohol Interlock Rehabilitation Programmes in the Revision of the EU Driving Licence Directive 2006/126