Since the days of motorists will discuss again about the sense and nonsense of a General speed limit on German motorways. Hardly a subject makes for a highly emotional dispute. The Federal government ended this now. You want to introduce a General speed limit, said government spokesman Steffen Seibert. There are "smarter" measures for more climate protection in transport. Besides, what existed was now "a large part" of the German road network, Speed limits, said Steffen Seibert.
The debate to a maximum speed of 130 kilometers per hour on German highways was to come back, after the relevant proposals of the working group "climate protection in the transport" of the government was to become the Commission on the future of mobility known. The experts of the "National platform for future mobility" had set itself the task to develop new ideas for a climate-friendly transport. Out, among other things, the old dispute is the subject of a General speed limit of 130 km/h was come to on all the car.
Scheuer laments "the constant nannying"
Federal transport Minister Andreas Scheuer had annoyed to react to the proposal. In an Interview with Bild am Sonntag he described the issue as a "constant course" and said: "the System of recommended speed works and has proven itself." The support he gets from the new CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrrenbauer. She argues that a large part of the German roads already has a speed limit.
this is a difficult issue, showed a controversial Interview of the environment Minister Svenja Schulze in the ZDF-show Berlin directly. , Journalist Thomas Walde had tried to about minutes, the SPD politician is a clear Statement on the topic of speed limit from. She saw herself in the Wake of compelled, to comment once again open to the public. "I'm open to a speed limit, it is around us everywhere," she wrote. "I'm just against the fact that we are positioning as the Federal government, to us at the present time on some of the traffic Commission discussed the proposals." There are good arguments for a speed limit on motorways. It was clear, however, that it'll take for climate protection too little.
police unions for flexible speed limit
the Unique position of the representative bodies of the police. The country, the Chairman of NRW of the German police Union (DPolG) is clearly in favour of a speed of 130 km. High speed is still the most common reason for deaths in traffic. The police Union is proposing to make to the speed limit via variable traffic signs in a flexible way. So even at speeds of 150 or 180 km/h would be, depending on the traffic.
The Federal government wants to wait and see now once the final results of the working group 1 of the "National platform for future mobility". It was clear: "of course We need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector", the government spokesman. The Federal Ministry for the environment stated that a "speed limit for the climate brings balance very little". According to current knowledge, the was no "outstanding Instrument for climate protection."