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Germany’s Autobahn’s Slow Down For Global Warming

by | 30th, October 2007

“BLITZKREIG!” And with that lusty yell the beleaguered British motorist presses their foot hard on the accelerator.

With average speeds on the UK’s motorways stuck around the 23mph mark, it’s hearting to know that on a German autobahn you can go as fast you like.

Look out Poland, here we come. See you in a moment, Czech Republic. Belgium blink and you run it over.

But, as the Guardian reports, plans are afoot to temper the speed. The Social Democrats, partners in the German government’s grand coalition, say reducing the speed will lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Says SPD chairman

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