The Ministry of transport, a General speed limit declines on highways. Here, the speed limits could reduce probably the number of accidents. However, the research is surprisingly thin.
The statement of Deputy Federal Chairman of the police Union GDP, it was clear and unequivocal: "We could save lives and serious injuries to prevent," said Michael Mertens, the "süddeutsche Zeitung" on the question of the introduction of a speed limit. Experiences from Austria showed this. The Federal government must now finally give a scientific study, which dealt with a speed limit.
in fact, the thing is a paradox: For years, is being debated in Germany at a consistent pace over a speed-limit on highways. However, comprehensive studies that assess a possible link between speed limits on highways and traffic safety, there seems to be hardly.
Than two weeks ago, the working group climate protection in the transport of the German Federal government brought in a speed limit of 130 km/h on motorways into the conversation, refused transport Minister Andreas Scheuer this is with reference to the safety of the German highways. A study on the connection between accidents and speed limits, he could not present, of course. He spoke only of "common sense".