Why is there so much resistance in the Federal Republic to a speed limit on the motorway?

So first a statement:

I usually drive on the motorway between 120 and 140, especially on longer distances, because I plan enough time.

However, there are situations where I also drive much faster; they are rare, but they do exist. Now I don’t necessarily want to say that I have to drive it, but for all sorts of reasons I do it anyway!

Ok, can you say now: Dangerous!Environmental pig! reckless RASER puts himself and others at risk!!

What does sober statistics and comparisonwith other countries say?

Travelling abroad by car

and in detail as follows:

First of all, we find that we really are the –e i n z i g e – country, which does not have a top speed, but only an indicative speed.

The total annual mileage of all motor vehicles registered in Germany rose to 732.9 billion kilometres in 2017 (+1.0% compared to the previous year).

Passenger cars (cars) accounted for by far the largest share of the total annual mileage. This means that it has been at almost the same level for years.

Then let’s take a look at the situation with the accidents on German roads:

Average annual mileage of passenger car in Germany | Statista

Then let’s take a look at what the accidents on German roads look like in 2017, what was the reason for the accident when peron damage had to be reported:


We note that incorrect speed was only 12% involved in the accident; 24% of road deaths. An increase in dangerousness?

Well, you’ll be quick to say! Please, we have it: the limit must be in place!

However, a closer look is necessary: as in previous years, most traffic accidents occurred in 2017within closedvillages.This applies to just under three quarters (73.2%) of all police-recorded accidents and more than two thirds (68.6%) to of all accidents involving personal injury.

The majority of those injured (66.7% of all minor injuries and 52.6% of all serious injuries) were also in the city:; on motorways only 12.9%


Now you will surely say: Oh, on the motorways where driving is the fastest, is it safer than in the city?

Yes, that is the case! On the country roads, too!

Perhaps a look at the distinction between car and motto wheel:

The risk of death is also evident in terms of the number of vehicles registered: in relation to 100 000 registered vehicles, the risk of fatal injuries in road accidents in 2017 was

  • Motorcycles killed by 10 per 100 000 motorcycles
  • Car occupants in 3 deaths per 100 000 vehicles.

The risk of being killed on a slogan bike was therefore more than three times higher in 2017 than in a car.The reasons for this are obvious: motorcyclists reach high speeds and are more unprotected in the event of an accident, especially on cornering tracks.

Take a look at developments over the years:

Source Wikipedia

It is therefore possible to see a constant reduction in road deaths since 1990, which is an opportunity to call for a maximum speed now.

According to a survey by the European Road Safety Council, there are 1.9 deaths per billion kilometres of motorway sdriven in Germany.

This means that when comparing within the EU, we are

Germany is pretty much in the middle between top-ranked Denmark (0.8 deaths) and Lithuania (5.3 deaths).

From this it can be inferred that a speed limit is not the decisive factor, because the spread between the other countries 鈥?all with a speed limit 鈥?is very wide.

Austria, which is constantly and almost universally controlled, has a 130 restriction.There, almost as many people died on the motorways in 2017 as in Germany, where people are resting!

In addition, no fewer accidents occur on motorway sections with a speed limit in intra-German comparison than on the routes without a limit.

Importantly, the biggest impact is still the accidents of country roads, on which almost 60 percent of all fatal accidents are recorded.

A closer look is therefore necessary: As in previous years, most traffic accidents occurred in 2017 within closed towns.This applies to just under three quarters (73.2%) of all accidents recorded by the police and to more than two thirds (68.6%) of all accidents involving personal injury.

So, what facts speak for what now?

Oh one more thing:

You have also noticed many times that some road users sit directly in the neck of others – despite speed restrictions – and urge that many of them do not care about any restriction and that at a speed 100 signs with more than 150 is being overhauled.Wouldn’t it make sense to stop this and control much more and wave and punish pushers and racists (these are some) and punish them drastically?

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