Germans Propose Autobahn Speed Limit (120km/hr!!!) to Cut Pollution - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Extremist
 
ProV1x's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Germans Propose Autobahn Speed Limit (120km/hr!!!) to Cut Pollution

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,...293834,00.html



ohnoes!!!

Gone but not forgotten:
2003 Honda S2000
1999 BMW 540i sport
1995 BMW M3
ProV1x is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 02:34 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
asianml's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 11,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
NO!!

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

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 (sold)
2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5

asianml is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 02:56 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
marlinspike's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 1985 380SE
Location: Davidson, NC & DC area
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
marlinspike is offline  
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 03:24 PM
BenzWorld Senior Member
 
hammerfan1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: Currently a 1988 Acura Integra, getting a 560SEL soon
Location: Maitland, FL
Posts: 468
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wtf?

Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

"Tell me somethin', Its still we the people, Right?"
Peace Sells- Megadeth

<a href="http://www.last.fm/user/Scarface88/?chartstyle=lastfmred"><img src="http://imagegen.last.fm/lastfmred/recenttracks/5/Scarface88.gif" border="0" /></a>
hammerfan1 is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 04:32 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
marlinspike's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 1985 380SE
Location: Davidson, NC & DC area
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
marlinspike is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 06:56 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 45,199
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 739 Post(s)
I seriously doubt it will happen.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 07:50 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: ex. 240D, 300TD. Current: Toyota 4WD.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
5cylinder is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 10:29 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
dahappybanana's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 1990 300E, 2002 ML500
Location: Boone, NC
Posts: 1,379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They did manage to pass something similar in the 70s I believe. It lasted 3 or 9 months.
dahappybanana is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 10:42 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
marlinspike's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 1985 380SE
Location: Davidson, NC & DC area
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Boone...do you go to App?
marlinspike is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 10:58 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Kajtek1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6.7l
Location: Vegas MAN, Vegas
Posts: 32,545
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 1291 Post(s)
SURE!
Why they suppose to have better than we do
Kajtek1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Top Speed Limit shuting1124 W210 E-Class 4 02-20-2010 08:47 PM
Speed Addiction how many times over the speed limit are you? Peter Seow Off-Topic 18 10-04-2006 05:07 PM
Speed limit sound buchnoun R171 SLK-Class 12 11-30-2005 07:03 PM
why MBs have speed limit? musso General Mercedes-Benz 1 03-29-2004 05:04 AM
Speed Limit or Rev Limit? Matt (I) R170 SLK-Class 12 01-03-2001 09:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome