Opinion
30.01.19

Getting real about speed limits in Germany

Claudia Kemfert looks at the environmental science and economics of speed limits on Capital.de.

Germans often balk at discussing environmental reforms in the transport sector - especially when it comes to setting speed limits on the Autobahn. Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability Claudia Kemfert outlines the scientific facts behind the issue of speed limits and discusses the potential economic impact of lowering them in Germany. From her point of view, the discussion around speed limits is just a political manoeuvre to distract from the bigger picture - the transition to an environmentally friendly transport sector.

Read the full op-ed in Capital.de (in German).

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