For the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) is a speed limit now but is a serious Option. The Minister sees in a General speed limit on highways is a Plus for safety – holds the contribution to climate protection, but for relatively small. “The speed limit for the road safety advantage, because you know that it reduces the number of serious accidents is clear,” said the SPD politician on Friday in an Interview with the careers network LinkedIn.

In the debate about a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour on highways Schulze had not expressed for a long time to clear. Probably because the topic of speed limit divides the German and the SPD want to etch is no further voters increase. Now the Minister turned with their Statements, very late, against the Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU).

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speed limit as a “building block for climate protection”

Scheuer had repeatedly expressed hostile over a motorway speed limit. The CSU politician said the “Bild am Sonntag”: “German highways are the safest roads in the world. The System of recommended speed works and has proven itself.” Recently, the Federal government also Tempo 130 granted a cancellation.

The Minister of the environment sees it differently: “It would feel too many road users safer,” says Schulze. And, in addition, it was also from an environmental point of view, a “building block for climate protection”, but a comparatively small. However, the speed limit could result in a total package sense.

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Schulze sees Scheuer is now in the responsibility. This would introduce “a comprehensive package for climate protection in the transport sector”. The speed limit will always be singled out, because it was in Germany, a loaded topic, and so far as not enforceable in force.

Nevertheless, Schulze sees the debate about a speed limit may well be critical. “What I don’t like is that you talk only about this topic, and then believes, so that the traffic would be managed to turn. There is need to change.


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