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The Minister of transport of air pollution, Scheuer laments masochistic debate about the limits on particulate matter

In the discussion of a General speed limit has referred to the Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer on the safety of German car drivers in the global comparison. "German highways are the safest roads in the world," said the CSU politician of the "Bild am Sonntag". Already 30 percent of the highway miles, namely, 7640, would have a speed limit, 18.150 km none. "The System of recommended speed works and has proven itself," said Scheuer.

the Last consideration is the climate working group of the Federal government were to become known, to one of which a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour on motorways. Scheuer said that such proposals be understood "against every man".

"Who wants to go 120, to 120. Who wants to drive faster, must also. What is the approach of the constant nannying?“ A speed limit on the motorways would reduce, therefore, according to Scheuer, the total CO2 emissions in Germany by less than 0.5 percent.

For a critique of pulmonary doctors of the fine dust limit values, said Scheuer, he will make this the topic of the EU Council of transport Ministers. Their call would lead to "the implementation of the limits, questioned and, where appropriate, will be changed". As the first but had to "be the masochistic debate ended, as we in Germany always put it briefly, self-harm and can be a burden. Especially now the measurement to be checked.“

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medical Association supports "strongly" international Standards

International lung specialist doctors contradicted meanwhile, the group of more than 100 lung specialist doctors, had launched the debate in the past week, by providing the applicable particulate matter and nitrogen oxide limits in question. The Forum of the International lung societies (FIRS) to agree to the national German Standards, European Standards and those of the world health organization (WHO) strongly stated in a in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" published an opinion.

The air pollution damages according to the assessment by the international group of specialist doctors not only the lungs but also other organs and worsen chronic diseases. The limits are chosen in such a way that even for the chronically Ill, significant negative effects on the health can be excluded. "FIRS thus strongly supports international Standards. Each activity is for a clean air promotes good health“, - stated in the opinion. FIRS is a merger of various international pneumological professional associations. It is led currently by Professor Tobias Welte of Hannover Medical school.

environment Minister Schulze: limits question

against the wind scouring of the Green and of the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD). "It contributes to the objectification and, a fortiori, not to the solution of problems, if we now provide each individual contribution to the debate on the limits as a matter of principle," said Schulze, in an interview with the "süddeutsche Zeitung".

In a similar vein the Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter. He accuses Scheuer in an interview with the Newspapers of the Funke media group, one of the "problematic legal understanding of the state". Most of the scientists agreed that nitrogen oxides are harmful. "On the Basis of these scientific studies, laws were made, also a Minister of transport."

Söder and Kramp-Karrenbauer jump Scheuer

As Scheuer also Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) and CDU to criticise-the Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a General speed limit on German autobahns. Söder said the "Münchner Merkur": "The speed limit is a typical ideological ban on discussions from the green mothballs." He doubted, in conversation with the newspaper also the Benefits for climate protection. "It brings with it ecologically. We need new technology and none of the old bans.“

Kramp-Karrenbauer pointed at the retreat of the southwest CDU back to the cars on Saturday the idea of a speed limit on the car is also powerful. "What we are experiencing now is a mere phantom debate", said Kramp-Karrenbauer. A large part of the roads in Germany have already a speed limit.

environment Minister Schulze did not want to set the question of a speed limit on Sunday night. Even though your party has decided a claim, relegating the social-Democrat, in an Interview in the ZDF programme "Berlin direkt" repeatedly on an overall concept, will submit to the Federal government for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Proposals for transport, was the responsibility of the Minister Scheuer, for agriculture must recommend to the Minister responsible, Julia Klöckner (CDU) measures. She would not comment on "specific proposals", said Schulze, in any case, the demand for higher taxes on fuel.

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In the "BamS"-Interview suggested Scheuer also, congestion in towns and cities with mobility data from car drivers, to counteract. "If a lot of users would provide personal, anonymized mobility data, this would allow cities to plan transport policy, so that people are less in a traffic jam. The citizens must trust the state.“ So you could develop better mobility and could get an even cleaner air. Scheuer warned at the same time, the car maker, the charging stations network for electric cars to rapidly expand. (dpa)

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