Germany rejects autobahn speed limit

The German government has rejected a request to introduce speed caps on its autobahns — highways famous around the world for having no general speed limitations.

Recently, the National Platform on the Future of Mobility, a panel of transportation experts, proposed a federally mandated speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour (81 mph) for the autobahn network.

That sparked a debate within the government, with some ministers backing the proposal.