Speed limits on German motorways in the spotlight again
A poll by YouGov has found that the majority of Germans would, for the first time, support a speed limit on those sections of German motorways that are currently unlimited – but only if it was set at 150 km/h, 20 km/h more than the current highest speed limit found in Europe.
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.
40 percent would support a limit of 130 km/h according to the research.
YouGov pointed out that older drivers were much more likely to be in favour of one of the lower speed limit options. Half of over-55s said that they would support a 130 km/h nationwide limit, compared with just over a third of 18- to 24-year-olds.
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