the Federal transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer has confirmed its rejection of a General speed limit on motorways. In an Interview with the “Bild am Sonntag” (“BamS”) is leading the initiative as an example of “old, rejected and unrealistic claims”. In addition, Scheuer points to the safety of German car drivers in the global comparison. “German highways are the safest roads in the world,” he said. “The System of recommended speed works and has proven itself.”

evaluations of the Federal Statistical office, Germany’s highways are based on the kilometres travelled – in fact, comparatively safe, compared with other German roads. What is the road of the dead is concerned, in General, there are EU countries with fewer deaths per Million inhabitants. On German motorways, died in the year 2017 409 people, quick Driving as the main cause of accidents.

Scheuer, according to km is currently for 7640 highway, well over 30 percent, a speed limit, for 18.150 km there are none.

the speed limit on the A27

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”. (What says our columnist Christian Stöcker to such statements, read here.)

the principle of freedom proved to be, – said Scheuer, now in the “BamS”-Interview. “Who wants to go 120, to 120. Who wants to drive faster, must also. What is the approach of the constant nannying?”

Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks of a “phantom debate”

In an ARD poll, well over half of German motorists of a speed limit, the other part is against it. A survey conducted by the opinion research Institute Emnid for the “BamS” came to a similar closely spaced results.

As Andreas Scheuer also Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) and CDU-Boss from Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer against a General speed limit on German motorways. Söder said the “Münchner Merkur”: “The speed limit is a typical ideological ban on discussions from the green mothballs.” A speed limit bring “ecologically,” says Söder. “We need new technology and none of the old bans.”

Kramp-Karrenbauer had spoken at the retreat of the southwest CDU on Saturday of a “pure phantom debate”. The discussion will bring on the appearance of, “you want a whole group, namely, the motorists, to torment and punish that you really want to lead a sensible debate about Climate change.”

against the wind of the Green in the fine dust discussion

Scheuer expresses itself in the “BamS”-Interview values to the criticism of lungs specialist doctors to the particulate matter and nitrogen oxide limits. He will make this the topic of the EU Council of transport Ministers, Scheuer. The call must 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.”

the criticism of these Statements comes from the Green and 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 of the “süddeutsche Zeitung”.

Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter accused 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, so Hofreiter: “On the Basis of these scientific studies, laws were made, also a Minister of transport.”


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