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Federal Constitutional Court: Constitutional complaint for general speed limit dismissed


An attempt to sue for the speed limit on motorways rejected by the traffic light coalition has failed. The Federal Constitutional Court did not see sufficient evidence of the need for the climate protection measure.

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Furthermore, only exceptionally: road sign shows 100 km/h as the maximum speed

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The Federal Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal for the introduction of a speed limit on motorways.

The judges in Karlsruhe ruled in a decision published on Tuesday that the complainants had not sufficiently demonstrated an unconstitutional omission on the part of the legislature.

In particular, they had not shown that the speed limit was necessary in order to achieve the statutory climate goals and to protect their civil liberties.

Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil had previously reiterated his call for a general speed limit on German autobahns.

“In any case, the mobility sector must make a greater contribution to reducing CO2.

A speed limit would help," said the SPD politician, who had previously advocated a maximum limit of 130 km/h, of the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" (NOZ).

Both the SPD and the Greens had called for this in their programs for the federal elections.

In the negotiations to form the traffic light coalition with the FDP, however, a speed limit was ruled out from the outset.


Source: spiegel

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