Support for unlimited motorway speeds in Germany is reducing

Support for unlimited motorway speeds in Germany is reducing

Germany’s largest automobile association ADAC is “no longer fundamentally opposed” to motorway speed limits, and the second largest, ACE, actively supports a maximum speed of 130 km/h.

The debate over ending unlimited speed on Germany motorways has been on the agenda again for a year, after a government commission on the environment recommended introducing a 130 km/h limit.  So far the government has ruled out the change.

But momentum in favour of a limit appears to be growing with the largest automobile club shifting to a neutral stance after years of opposition, and other voices for change joining in the discussion.

The managing director of Volvo Cars in Germany said in December that a speed limit in Germany is “long overdue”.

An amendment to Germany’s road traffic law to impose a 130 km/h motorway speed limit was rejected in a vote in Berlin earlier this month.  But the public debate continues.

Photograph by Dirk Vorderstraße – Creative Commons license,_Kamener_Kreuz,_Rush_Hour_(11783262743).jpg

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