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03-17-2007, 10:24 PM
New York Times article on Autobahn speed limits.
March 17, 2007</p>Speed limits on Germany’s Autobahn an issue again and this time the attack isn’t on the grounds of reduced energy consumption but to reign in global warming. A recent article in The New York Times, “Call for Speed Limit Has German Blood at 178 m.p.h. Boil,” (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/16/world/europe/16autobahn.html) lays out the polarization over the issue.
In early March, the European Union environment commissioner, Stavros Dimas of Greece, fired the opening salvo, saying the German government out to introduce a speed limit on the autobahn. Actually, half the 7,500 miles of Germany’s Autobahn network already is speed controlled.

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