Debate speed limit on motorways: A bet with death

You do not have to prove that a speed limit people would save a life, to introduce it. The burden of proof should lie with the opponents. The scandal is that

Debate speed limit on motorways: A bet with death

You do not have to prove that a speed limit people would save a life, to introduce it. The burden of proof should lie with the opponents.

The scandal is that there is no systematic investigation of deaths due to high speed photo: Frank Sorge/imago

Die in Germany people, because there is no General speed limit on motorways? Many are traumatized needlessly, seriously injured, because Driving fast is more important than life? Everything indicates. But want to know the opponents of the speed limit better not so exactly.

As always in the Christmas news hole is simmering just another one of those eternal debates, this Time the Railways to a General speed limit of 130 on a German car. The SPD want it now but, although you voted for it in the summer in the Bundestag, however. Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) flexed, however, and talks of "Traffic control through digital systems", because "digital" always sounds modern. Christian Lindner (FDP) can be re-warn time before Banned.

It is truly sickening. We live in a knowledge society, and at such a fundamental question of life and death, it seems, for decades, impossible to agree on common facts. It is quite simple: You must prove that a speed limit would save on the highways of human life, to introduce it. The state has a pension obligation is finished. It is proved that slow Driving limits, neither mobility nor freedom: None of the various neighboring States has turned after the introduction of a speed limit in an immobile dictatorship.

It is the other way around: anyone Who claims that a speed limit wouldn't change anything in the proof obligation. There were 383 Deaths on German motorways and 20,000 injured in the year 2018. It is presumed that slower speeds in towns and on country roads saves lives. Why should this be on highways in a different way?

The scandal in Germany is that there is no systematic investigation of these deaths. A finally, an Expert Commission. After a year there is a large report, the all accept, because all were involved. And if it comes out that the Tempo of 130 to save just one person in a year, then you want to introduce it at last. Point.

Updated Date: 27 December 2019, 10:00

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