On Germany’s autobahns, ‘Geschwindigkeitsbeschraenkung’ is a four-letter word to many

With no upper speed limits in most of the country, German autobahns are veritable racetracks for some who whoosh by on the runway-like freeways as fast — or faster — than a jetliner at takeoff.

They are also a troubling source of rising carbon emissions for a country that fancies itself a leader in the fight against climate change.