A Speed Limit On Germany’s Autobahns: ‘Like Talking Gun Control In The U.S.’

Germany’s government has rejected the prospect of imposing a speed limit on the stretches of autobahn that don’t have one in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, Deutsche Welle reports.

“There are more intelligent control mechanisms than a general speed limit,” Seifert said, according to the German broadcaster.

Transportation expert Weert Canzler at the Berlin Social Science Center told NPR that previous proposals to limit speed on the autobahns had come about because of oil price shocks and traffic safety concerns, and that he doubts there will be another such push anytime soon.

“For at least the next year to year and a half there is no chance,” Canzler said. “Maybe if the government would change.”