Two weeks ago I had the opportunity again to drive long distance in the US.
Speed limits are now at 65 to 75 mph on most highways, which makes for very smooth and relaxed driving; it’s much easier and less stressful to drive 600 miles in the US than to drive 600 kilometers in Germany.
Speeding doesn’t really benefit anyone:
- The environment suffers a lot due to much higher consumption
- The risk for fatal accidents increases greatly
- You arrive a lot less relaxed (if at all)
- You won’t save time overall
Then why are we so obsessed in Germany with having no speed limit on our motorways? I have no idea.
Or, as Virginia signposts it:
“Speeding over 80 mph (130 km/h) is considered reckless driving – Fines will be higher”
There you have it.