Kramp-Karrenbauer announced dispute over speed limit “pure phantom debate”

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CDU leader, Kramp-Karrenbauer, the debate about a General speed limit makes sense. It calls for a comprehensive approach to CO2 reduction across all sectors.


The CDU Federal Chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has the discussion on a speed limit on the car as little sense rejected. “What we have now is a mere phantom debate experience,” she said during a visit to the baden-w├╝rttemberg CDU-land Association in the monastery of Sch├Ântal. A large part of the roads in Germany have already a speed limit. With these measures, you could save very little CO2.

Kramp-Karrenbauer called for an overall approach across all sectors, in order to achieve the climate protection goals. “We should have no phantom debates, which give more the impression that you want a whole group, namely, the motorists, to torment and punish that you really want to lead a sensible debate about Climate change.”

Most of the countries in the world have a speed limit on the car. One of the Federal government commissioned a Commission of experts is currently working on proposals for more climate protection. Background the climate protection targets of the German government until 2030. A few days ago, the MIRROR had cost made known to the Considerations of a working group of the Commission – including a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour on highways, higher fuel and quota for electric cars.

It was, however, a first proposal, “with no Preconceptions connected”, as it says in the paper. Nevertheless, a fierce debate followed. Also on the MIRROR ONLINE – three comments, you can find here:

  • My Name is speeder, I can do nothing else
  • Forget the speed limit!
  • Yes to a Tempo of 200!

According to a survey by the ARD”morning magazine” from the half of Germans (51 percent) for the introduction of a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour on German highways, 47 percent of citizens are against a speed limit. While men were more likely to be against the introduction of a limitation, would be women rather.

Little bit of a speed-limit hold according to the survey, the supporters of the AfD and the FDP, the Greens and the Left had a majority for a speed limit. In the ranks of the government parties CDU/CSU and SPD, the opinions were divided.

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