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Germans Propose Autobahn Speed Limit (120km/hr!!!) to Cut Pollution

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NO!!

If they wanted to cut pollution, propose that those in California stop driving for day.

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The Germans have really gotten soft. You used to never see graffitti in Germany, then it became popular, they started listening to rap music, there were more and more speed limited areas of the autobahn, and to top it all off they convicted a driver because an idiot going slow in the left lane got scared and crashed when he flashed his high beams (before, in Germany, if you have the right of way you could never be at fault). This is why I've been to Germany 8 times but haven't visited in the past 6 years. If they put a speed limit on their autobahn, I can say with 100% certainty I will never visit again.
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Wtf?

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You know, I was talking to my dad, and he said every few years they try this, and the Transport Minister and the people and the auto clubs don't like it so it never happens.
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I seriously doubt it will happen.

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I don't know if they can hold off indefinitely. I hope they do, the legislation might not pass this year- but I wouldn't say never.
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They did manage to pass something similar in the 70s I believe. It lasted 3 or 9 months.
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Boone...do you go to App?
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