Talk about highway speed limit divides Germans

A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans.

The country’s transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, has said the idea ‘‘goes against all common sense.’’ But prominent Green Party lawmaker Cem Ozdemir defended the proposal Tuesday, calling it an ‘‘act of reason.’’

Germany is one of the few countries in the world that doesn’t impose speed limits on its beloved Autobahn highways.