Autobahn speed limits becoming a ‘fetish’, says German Transport Minister

Autobahn speed limits becoming a ‘fetish’, says German Transport Minister

The fierce debate over whether to impose a speed limit on the German Autobahn has continued, with Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer drawing a clear line of defence for the upcoming election campaign.

Should Germany impose an Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change?

Should Germany impose an Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change?

Six injured after man causes series of Berlin Autobahn crashes in ‘possible Islamist attack’

Six injured after man causes series of Berlin Autobahn crashes in ‘possible Islamist attack’

Do Germany’s autobahn speed limits save lives (and the planet) or are they overhyped?

Do Germany’s autobahn speed limits save lives (and the planet) or are they overhyped?

Germany’s Greens propose speed limit on Autobahn if elected

Germany’s Greens propose speed limit on Autobahn if elected

‘Germans are not tired of cars’: Number of vehicles on roads continues to rise

‘Germans are not tired of cars’: Number of vehicles on roads continues to rise

Fifty-car pileup injures 16 in Bavaria

Fifty-car pileup injures 16 in Bavaria

Cops play cowboy after cattle block A6 motorway

Cops play cowboy after cattle block A6 motorway

What you need to know about changes to German driving laws in 2020
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What you need to know about changes to German driving laws in 2020

Is Germany set for another showdown on autobahn speed limits?

Is Germany set for another showdown on autobahn speed limits?

‘Not always polite but they follow the rules’: The verdict on German drivers
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‘Not always polite but they follow the rules’: The verdict on German drivers

Bundestag votes against call for speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Bundestag votes against call for speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Bundestag set to vote on German Autobahn speed limit

Bundestag set to vote on German Autobahn speed limit

Impatient train passenger takes electric scooter onto German Autobahn

Impatient train passenger takes electric scooter onto German Autobahn

Germany orders drivers to slow down on Autobahns over fears roads will ‘blow up’ in heat

Germany orders drivers to slow down on Autobahns over fears roads will ‘blow up’ in heat

‘Foreigner toll’ on German Autobahn network ruled illegal by EU court

‘Foreigner toll’ on German Autobahn network ruled illegal by EU court

Here are the German cities where drivers spend most time stuck in traffic

Here are the German cities where drivers spend most time stuck in traffic

What can Germany do to improve its Autobahn network?

What can Germany do to improve its Autobahn network?

‘Shame on you’: German police officer praised for confronting prying drivers

‘Shame on you’: German police officer praised for confronting prying drivers

One dead and dozens injured after Flixbus overturns near Leipzig

One dead and dozens injured after Flixbus overturns near Leipzig

How our readers feel about imposing a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

How our readers feel about imposing a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Share your views: Should there be a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn?
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Share your views: Should there be a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn?

Greens call for speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Greens call for speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Germany’s first electric Autobahn for hybrid trucks opens near Frankfurt

Germany’s first electric Autobahn for hybrid trucks opens near Frankfurt

Two dead and dozens injured after crash and mass car pile-up in Thuringia

Two dead and dozens injured after crash and mass car pile-up in Thuringia

Are Germany’s autobahns really the safest highways in the world?

Are Germany’s autobahns really the safest highways in the world?

German government rejects speed limit on Autobahn

German government rejects speed limit on Autobahn

Fact check: Will a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn be beneficial?

Fact check: Will a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn be beneficial?

Germany considers Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change

Germany considers Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change

Record 745,000 traffic jams on Germany’s Autobahn last year

Record 745,000 traffic jams on Germany’s Autobahn last year

Update: 16 injured after Flixbus travelling from Stockholm to Berlin tips over in crash

Update: 16 injured after Flixbus travelling from Stockholm to Berlin tips over in crash

Runaway ram causes autobahn chaos

Runaway ram causes autobahn chaos

Lower Saxony calls in ‘elf commissioner’ to tackle autobahn deaths

Lower Saxony calls in ‘elf commissioner’ to tackle autobahn deaths

German states call for higher fines for reckless drivers and parking offenders

German states call for higher fines for reckless drivers and parking offenders

Fears for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Fears for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Munich named traffic jam capital of Germany (again)

Munich named traffic jam capital of Germany (again)

Truck driver goes on wild rampage through northern Bavaria

Truck driver goes on wild rampage through northern Bavaria

Hamburg named German state with most congested motorways

Hamburg named German state with most congested motorways

Kurdish footballer shot at while driving down autobahn near Aachen

Kurdish footballer shot at while driving down autobahn near Aachen

How trucks from eastern Europe are coming to dominate German roads

How trucks from eastern Europe are coming to dominate German roads

Section of Baltic Sea autobahn to fully close after hole in road threatens to get bigger

Section of Baltic Sea autobahn to fully close after hole in road threatens to get bigger

30,000 smashed beer bottles bring autobahn near Frankfurt to standstill

30,000 smashed beer bottles bring autobahn near Frankfurt to standstill

Austria files lawsuit against Germany over autobahn ‘foreigner tolls’

Austria files lawsuit against Germany over autobahn ‘foreigner tolls’

Truck driver seriously injured trying to stop car misusing Autobahn rescue lane

Truck driver seriously injured trying to stop car misusing Autobahn rescue lane

Germany tightens road laws in response to reckless and selfish driving

Germany tightens road laws in response to reckless and selfish driving

Driver under suspicion after Flixbus from Berlin to Hamburg crashes on Autobahn

Driver under suspicion after Flixbus from Berlin to Hamburg crashes on Autobahn

Bad weather kills two on Autobahn, with hurricane-force winds predicted in north Germany

Bad weather kills two on Autobahn, with hurricane-force winds predicted in north Germany

Mourning mother duck shuts down Autobahn for half hour after chicks are killed by car

Mourning mother duck shuts down Autobahn for half hour after chicks are killed by car

Wind turbine smashes onto Autobahn after crash, blocking traffic for hours

Wind turbine smashes onto Autobahn after crash, blocking traffic for hours

Cyclists to be able to breeze past traffic lights to get to work on time

Cyclists to be able to breeze past traffic lights to get to work on time

Austria says it will take Germany to court over autobahn ‘foreigner tolls’

Austria says it will take Germany to court over autobahn ‘foreigner tolls’

What the new ‘foreigner toll’ on the Autobahn will mean for you

What the new ‘foreigner toll’ on the Autobahn will mean for you

Fire crews identify drivers who blocked Autobahn rescue and insulted medics

Fire crews identify drivers who blocked Autobahn rescue and insulted medics

Six reasons why I never want to drive on the Autobahn again

Six reasons why I never want to drive on the Autobahn again

Germany approves controversial ‘foreigner’ Autobahn toll

Germany approves controversial ‘foreigner’ Autobahn toll

Germany’s neighbours mull suit over ‘foreigner road toll’

Germany’s neighbours mull suit over ‘foreigner road toll’

Germany mulls plan to partially privatize Autobahn

Germany mulls plan to partially privatize Autobahn

Germany moves closer to ‘foreigner’ Autobahn toll

Germany moves closer to ‘foreigner’ Autobahn toll

EU takes Germany to court for ‘discriminatory’ foreigner toll

EU takes Germany to court for ‘discriminatory’ foreigner toll

Man dies in car crash with horses on Autobahn

Man dies in car crash with horses on Autobahn

12-year-old boy drives 200 km to see grandma

12-year-old boy drives 200 km to see grandma

Germany’s first ‘intelligent’ bridge to open in Nuremberg

Germany’s first ‘intelligent’ bridge to open in Nuremberg

Study: German drivers play dirty to be king of the road

Study: German drivers play dirty to be king of the road

Free peeing on Autobahn must be legal right: Left Party

Free peeing on Autobahn must be legal right: Left Party

Trabi totalled on Autobahn after skidding on snail slime

Trabi totalled on Autobahn after skidding on snail slime

Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn

Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn

Baby’s Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn

Baby’s Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn

One dead, 15 injured in Autobahn bridge collapse

One dead, 15 injured in Autobahn bridge collapse

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

Autobahn wurst war leads to drivers being fed over a fence

Autobahn wurst war leads to drivers being fed over a fence

Brussels threatens Berlin over Autobahn toll on foreigners

Brussels threatens Berlin over Autobahn toll on foreigners

Eight things you never knew about the German Autobahn
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Eight things you never knew about the German Autobahn

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot

Wave of accidents hits drivers in north Germany

Wave of accidents hits drivers in north Germany

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Spilled beer shuts down Hanover motorway

Spilled beer shuts down Hanover motorway

Majority of public back Autobahn speed limit

Majority of public back Autobahn speed limit

Half of all Germans use Das Auto for sex

Half of all Germans use Das Auto for sex

Traffic deaths rise in first half of 2015

Traffic deaths rise in first half of 2015

Fallen 80-ton crane blocks Autobahn traffic

Fallen 80-ton crane blocks Autobahn traffic

Extreme heat causes Autobahn to rupture

Extreme heat causes Autobahn to rupture

Drug-driving trucker kills two police officers

Drug-driving trucker kills two police officers

Judge jails two for causing Autobahn havoc

Judge jails two for causing Autobahn havoc

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn

Drivers told to limit speed as heatwave hits

Drivers told to limit speed as heatwave hits

Baby ducks shut down Autobahn traffic

Baby ducks shut down Autobahn traffic

Slow-moving fighter jet blocks Autobahn traffic

Slow-moving fighter jet blocks Autobahn traffic

EU fights Germany over trucker minimum wage

EU fights Germany over trucker minimum wage

Germany sees little change in road deaths

Germany sees little change in road deaths

Greens ask for electric car buyer allowance

Greens ask for electric car buyer allowance

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn

Get more ‘gigaliners’ on roads: Minister

Get more ‘gigaliners’ on roads: Minister

4 dead, 40 injured, in horror coach crash

4 dead, 40 injured, in horror coach crash

Rapeseed spill causes oil slick on A8

Rapeseed spill causes oil slick on A8

Arsonist trucker jailed for €3.5m revenge rampage

Arsonist trucker jailed for €3.5m revenge rampage

‘Street Pong’ peps up traffic light wait

‘Street Pong’ peps up traffic light wait

Court gives Autobahn shooter ten years’ jail

Court gives Autobahn shooter ten years’ jail

Tolls definitely coming, say party leaders

Tolls definitely coming, say party leaders

Bomb shuts down A3 motorway

Bomb shuts down A3 motorway

Warning system planned against ‘ghost drivers’

Warning system planned against ‘ghost drivers’

Trial of ‘serial Autobahn shooter’ begins

Trial of ‘serial Autobahn shooter’ begins

Foreigner road charge could be reduced

Foreigner road charge could be reduced

Parked car rolls 200 metres onto motorway

Parked car rolls 200 metres onto motorway

Five dos and don’ts on Germany’s Autobahns

Five dos and don’ts on Germany’s Autobahns

Friedrich: I need road data for security

Friedrich: I need road data for security

Support grows for foreigner road charge

Support grows for foreigner road charge

Transport chief: Charge foreigners on autobahns

Transport chief: Charge foreigners on autobahns

Hitler’s last motorway to disappear

Hitler’s last motorway to disappear

Foreigners often escape German speeding fines

Foreigners often escape German speeding fines

Cops ‘arrest mystery autobahn shooter’

Cops ‘arrest mystery autobahn shooter’

Germans realize women drivers are better

Germans realize women drivers are better

Motorists flush away millions in toilet tickets

Motorists flush away millions in toilet tickets

High speed highway heists baffle police

High speed highway heists baffle police

Stuttgart faces worst traffic jams in Germany

Stuttgart faces worst traffic jams in Germany

Truck rolls 10km on autobahn with no driver

Truck rolls 10km on autobahn with no driver

Icy autobahn causes 23-car pile-up in Bavaria

Icy autobahn causes 23-car pile-up in Bavaria

One dead as helicopter crashes on autobahn

One dead as helicopter crashes on autobahn

Truck driver flees scene of fatal A1 accident

Truck driver flees scene of fatal A1 accident

Three die in huge crash south of Ulm

Three die in huge crash south of Ulm

Autobahn network ‘needs a face lift’ at 80

Autobahn network ‘needs a face lift’ at 80

Germany revs up traffic violations system

Germany revs up traffic violations system

Teens escape autobahn bus blaze

Teens escape autobahn bus blaze

Rhineland faces road chaos after bridge fire

Rhineland faces road chaos after bridge fire

Rhineland autobahn fire causes pile-up, kills one

Rhineland autobahn fire causes pile-up, kills one

Frozen kraut jam leaves autobahn drivers sauer

Frozen kraut jam leaves autobahn drivers sauer

Truck drops 146-tonne crane on road

Truck drops 146-tonne crane on road

Princely petrol pump prices miff motorists

Princely petrol pump prices miff motorists

Drunken trucker hits house – then bar

Drunken trucker hits house – then bar

Couple puzzle cops with abandoned car after fight

Couple puzzle cops with abandoned car after fight

Pope sued for not wearing seat belt

Pope sued for not wearing seat belt

Two dead in massive Brandenburg pileup

Two dead in massive Brandenburg pileup

Eight die in mass pile-up and head-on collision

Eight die in mass pile-up and head-on collision

Man wins jackpot, then causes fatal car crash

Man wins jackpot, then causes fatal car crash

Transport minister plays Mozart for harried drivers

Transport minister plays Mozart for harried drivers

Busted by police, drunken ‘Yoda’ is

Busted by police, drunken ‘Yoda’ is

Five killed in road accidents over the weekend

Five killed in road accidents over the weekend

Bike revolution sparks clash with motorists

Bike revolution sparks clash with motorists

Computerised car drives itself around Berlin

Computerised car drives itself around Berlin

Monster trucks may ply autobahn for field trial

Monster trucks may ply autobahn for field trial

Bathtub stuntman busted for road hijinks in Lower Saxony

Bathtub stuntman busted for road hijinks in Lower Saxony

More than 30 hurt in Hessian motorway pileup

More than 30 hurt in Hessian motorway pileup

Weekend drivers face massive traffic jams

Weekend drivers face massive traffic jams

One killed, 15 injured in Bavarian bus crash

One killed, 15 injured in Bavarian bus crash

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Minister plans to keep petrol prices down under

Minister plans to keep petrol prices down under

Children hurt in Slovenian bus accident

Children hurt in Slovenian bus accident

Seven including baby die in autobahn smashes

Seven including baby die in autobahn smashes

Petrol price hits new high

Petrol price hits new high

Petrol station charges €9.99 a litre for gas

Petrol station charges €9.99 a litre for gas

Accident involving truck full of candles closes motorway to Poland

Accident involving truck full of candles closes motorway to Poland

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Deutsche Bahn loses case against rival bus service

Deutsche Bahn loses case against rival bus service

Flipped truck spills cattle onto A7 motorway

Flipped truck spills cattle onto A7 motorway

Road tolls canvassed in secret ministry paper

Road tolls canvassed in secret ministry paper

Brazilian busted driving 291 kph on autobahn

Brazilian busted driving 291 kph on autobahn

Truck driver caught pumping iron while cruising the autobahn

Truck driver caught pumping iron while cruising the autobahn

Snow and ice blitz southern traffic

Snow and ice blitz southern traffic

Love stunt ends in tragedy

Love stunt ends in tragedy

Experts call for stiffer penalties on drugged-up driving

Experts call for stiffer penalties on drugged-up driving

Brüderle wants discount petrol from Aldi and Lidl

Brüderle wants discount petrol from Aldi and Lidl

Costs of hard winter feared

Costs of hard winter feared

Fuel prices hit two-year high

Fuel prices hit two-year high

Porsche unveils hybrid 918 Spyder

Porsche unveils hybrid 918 Spyder

Motorists warned of delays and danger

Motorists warned of delays and danger

Winter tyre rule causes supply shortage

Winter tyre rule causes supply shortage

Judge refuses to prosecute speeders

Judge refuses to prosecute speeders

Technology aims to stop drivers from falling asleep at the wheel

Technology aims to stop drivers from falling asleep at the wheel

Illegal car race ends in deadly head-on crash with truck

Illegal car race ends in deadly head-on crash with truck

Electric car sets new distance record

Electric car sets new distance record

Scientists predict golden future for ‘self-driving’ cars

Scientists predict golden future for ‘self-driving’ cars

Drivers face crackdown on winter tyres

Drivers face crackdown on winter tyres

Böhse Onkelz singer on trial for drugged-up hit-and-run

Böhse Onkelz singer on trial for drugged-up hit-and-run

‘Monster’ truck makers flaunt green credentials

‘Monster’ truck makers flaunt green credentials

Ifo’s Sinn: Tolls on all German roadways would reduce traffic

Ifo’s Sinn: Tolls on all German roadways would reduce traffic

Ruhr autobahn turned into culture strip

Ruhr autobahn turned into culture strip

Tour bus crash injures 24

Tour bus crash injures 24

Toyota test driver killed in head-on crash

Toyota test driver killed in head-on crash

Transport minister suggests autobahn ban on trucks passing

Transport minister suggests autobahn ban on trucks passing

Crumbling A1 motorway casts shadow on construction firm

Crumbling A1 motorway casts shadow on construction firm

New snowfall causes series of road accidents

New snowfall causes series of road accidents

Germany to hunt down fines for EU traffic violations

Germany to hunt down fines for EU traffic violations

More construction in former West Germany called for

More construction in former West Germany called for

Five dead in horror autobahn crash

Five dead in horror autobahn crash

New transport minister ignites debate over car toll for autobahn

New transport minister ignites debate over car toll for autobahn

Truckers ram blood donor van injuring six

Truckers ram blood donor van injuring six

Car on wrong side of road collides with school bus

Car on wrong side of road collides with school bus

Police find 10 people stuffed into small car on autobahn

Police find 10 people stuffed into small car on autobahn

Abandoned Nazi autobahn listed as historic monument in Bavaria

Abandoned Nazi autobahn listed as historic monument in Bavaria

Dozens injured in 259-car autobahn pileup

Dozens injured in 259-car autobahn pileup

Audi aims to become king of the autobahn at 100

Audi aims to become king of the autobahn at 100

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

Deadly traffic accidents at 55-year low

Deadly traffic accidents at 55-year low

Truck makes action-film jump on A3 motorway

Truck makes action-film jump on A3 motorway

Snow causes numerous accidents in Bavaria

Snow causes numerous accidents in Bavaria

20 die in fiery bus accident near Hannover

20 die in fiery bus accident near Hannover

Two die in huge crash on A43 near Dülmen

Two die in huge crash on A43 near Dülmen

Kinky German couple creates cop chaos on Bavarian highway

Kinky German couple creates cop chaos on Bavarian highway

Man and dog fall from Berlin autobahn bridge

Man and dog fall from Berlin autobahn bridge

Police hunt for speedster autobahn skateboarder

Police hunt for speedster autobahn skateboarder

Four dead in A31 autobahn accident

Four dead in A31 autobahn accident

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Five dead in Autobahn 2 collision

Three killed on Saxony autobahn

Three killed on Saxony autobahn

Autobahn inferno kills 5 and injures 6

Autobahn inferno kills 5 and injures 6

Drunken German cyclists could face driving ban

Drunken German cyclists could face driving ban

Drug addict confesses to deadly Autobahn attack

Drug addict confesses to deadly Autobahn attack

Driver naps while drunk passenger steers on Autobahn

Driver naps while drunk passenger steers on Autobahn

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Driver leads cops on madcap autobahn chase

Autobahn motorist again targeted by falling debris

Autobahn motorist again targeted by falling debris