58% of Germans Now in Favor of Autobahn Speed Limit of 80 MPH

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german car industry gonna die lol:)

toyota/honda probably hoping it'll come to pass
 

simms

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That's just in favour. Until we see legislation actually implementing a speed limit there's really no cause for concern (or nothing we can do).
 

jai6638

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Out of cursioty, whats the average speed the cars drive on the autobahn? I read somewhere that it is around 90 mph
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: MS Dawn
About time they catch up to the 21st century.

How much crap does that boat of yours put out anyway?

Rap-Cat is in da hizzouse.
 

zeruty

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Originally posted by: jai6638
Out of cursioty, whats the average speed the cars drive on the autobahn? I read somewhere that it is around 90 mph

I certainly wouldn't be driving that slow!
I'd be flying past people doing 90mph.
Fastest I've gone here is 130mph... I'd see exactly how fast my car can go.
 

Rubycon

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Originally posted by: spidey07

How much crap does that boat of yours put out anyway?

Rap-Cat is in da hizzouse.

Don't even go there, the efficiency/service ratio has been disputed and beats down the motorcar pollution argument worse than Porter's toes in Payback. :laugh:

 

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lol, it'll never happen, but even if it did, you can still drive in Italy on their autostratas at any speed you like if traffic conditions are favorable.
 

91TTZ

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Originally posted by: MS Dawn
About time they catch up to the 21st century.

So giving away rights they currently have is "21st century"?

If the US cuts its speed limit down, would you say that we're progressing or moving backwards?

Everyone seems to be very willing to give up their rights, then they wonder why they have no freedom anymore.
 

Rubycon

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Originally posted by: 91TTZ

So giving away rights they currently have is "21st century"?

If the US cuts its speed limit down, would you say that we're progressing or moving backwards?

Driving is not a right it's a privilege. Most roads have speed limits in the US for various reasons. Very low limits are either due to school zones or revenue for traffic cops to ticket violators.

 

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Hab schon gelesen. Ich mache in 2 Wochen Urlaub in Deutschland. Da miete ich ein Auto... und damit fahre ich 250km/h auf der Autobahn!
 

91TTZ

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Originally posted by: MS Dawn
Originally posted by: 91TTZ

So giving away rights they currently have is "21st century"?

If the US cuts its speed limit down, would you say that we're progressing or moving backwards?

Driving is not a right it's a privilege. Most roads have speed limits in the US for various reasons. Very low limits are either due to school zones or revenue for traffic cops to ticket violators.

We're not talking about the US here, but you're bringing up the US policy of driving being a privilege, not a right. This article is about Germany.
 

Rubycon

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Jetzt schalten wir ja das Radio an Aus dem Lautsprecher klingt es dann:
Wir fah'rn auf der Autobahn

Originally posted by: 91TTZ

We're not talking about the US here, but you're bringing up the US policy of driving being a privilege, not a right. This article is about Germany.

Driving is a right in Germany?

Either way they have their reasoning behind this. More people + more cars = lower speeds. Sounds like a plan.
 

91TTZ

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Originally posted by: MS Dawn

Either way they have their reasoning behind this. More people + more cars = lower speeds. Sounds like a plan.


You're assuming that since they're doing it, they must have good reasoning behind this. Germany isn't exactly known for voting for reasonable things. After all, they elected Hitler in a democratic election. But I guess they had their reasoning behind that...
 

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Originally posted by: 91TTZ


You're assuming that since they're doing it, they must have good reasoning behind this. Germany isn't exactly known for voting for reasonable things. After all, they elected Hitler in a democratic election. But I guess they had their reasoning behind that...

LOL comparing current affairs to a political event over 70 years ago. That's comparing rotten tomatoes with pineapples.

Let 'em do it! We can tell who the speeders are in this thread. :laugh:

Hitler would say drive as fast as you want - then send his troops to Stuttgart and force Mercedes to fix every car so it exploded at 120 km/hr.

 

amicold

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Originally posted by: MS Dawn
Originally posted by: 91TTZ


You're assuming that since they're doing it, they must have good reasoning behind this. Germany isn't exactly known for voting for reasonable things. After all, they elected Hitler in a democratic election. But I guess they had their reasoning behind that...

LOL comparing current affairs to a political event over 70 years ago. That's comparing rotten tomatoes with pineapples.

Let 'em do it! We can tell who the speeders are in this thread. :laugh:

Hitler would say drive as fast as you want - then send his troops to Stuttgart and force Mercedes to fix every car so it exploded at 120 km/hr.

Speed is good, you are one of those people that takes the left lane and goes right at the speed limit, can't even do 5 over and feel good, nope. Gotta do the speed limit to the tenth of a mile an hour.
 

91TTZ

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Originally posted by: MS Dawn
Originally posted by: 91TTZ


You're assuming that since they're doing it, they must have good reasoning behind this. Germany isn't exactly known for voting for reasonable things. After all, they elected Hitler in a democratic election. But I guess they had their reasoning behind that...

LOL comparing current affairs to a political event over 70 years ago. That's comparing rotten tomatoes with pineapples.

Let 'em do it! We can tell who the speeders are in this thread. :laugh:

Hitler would say drive as fast as you want - then send his troops to Stuttgart and force Mercedes to fix every car so it exploded at 120 km/hr.

You sound like one of those clueless people who thinks that just because something happened a long time ago, it's no longer relevant and it probably won't happen again, only to have your shortsightedness fly in your face when history repeats itself. But it's doubtful you'll see it coming.

Besides, read the article. It's not a plan, it's just a poll. No law has been made. It's not Germany that wants this, it's the European Union that wants this to cut down on greenhouse emissions.

If you'd actually read up on what's happening, Germany is being pressured by the EU, but is resisting. In fact, in opposition to the EU's request, they recently voted to uphold the open speed limit.

It sure would be nice if you filled yourself in on this stuff before you argue about it in a thread.
 

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I've heard that most people drive at a reasonable speed.. I don't see how making the speed limit 80 will have a significant impact on carbon emissions, because only some people will be affected. It may even cause more Germans to choose to buy SUVs over sedans and wagons...
 

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Well that wouldn't be much fun if such legislation was proposed and passed. Think about it, if you lower the speed limit then people won't drive their fine German sports cars on the Autobahn and the number of sales would decrease as more people revert to more economical cars.

Before you know it, Germany's economy will tank, people will get pissed after they're laid off, and some dude will emerge making crazy claims that some minority is responsible for it. So the real question you have to ask yourselves is: Do you really want WWII V2?

If so, propose legislation for making the speed limit 80mph, but don't take my word for it.
 

mercanucaribe

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Originally posted by: RedArmy
Well that wouldn't be much fun if such legislation was proposed and passed. Think about it, if you lower the speed limit then people won't drive their fine German sports cars on the Autobahn and the number of sales would decrease as more people revert to more economical cars.

Before you know it, Germany's economy will tank, people will get pissed after they're laid off, and some dude will emerge making crazy claims that some minority is responsible for it. So the real question you have to ask yourselves is: Do you really want WWII V2?

If so, propose legislation for making the speed limit 80mph, but don't take my word for it.

This from a guy named "RedArmy".