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Permanent reduction of speed limits is not desirable

Permanent reduction of speed limits is not desirable

One of the simplest measures to protect your wallet and the environment would be: drive slowly on the highway. According to the Federal Environment Agency, the car emits an average of 49.7 percent fewer nitrogen oxides and 34.2 percent fewer particulates per kilometer when driving at 100 km/h instead of 130 km/h. In addition, carbon dioxide is reduced2Emissions are around 23 percent, and thus saves the same amount of fuel.

However, as a recent survey by Marketagent.com shows, few are willing to do so. 71% are satisfied with the current speed limits on highways. Only 38 percent agreed to a temporary speed limit of 100 km/h to tackle the climate catastrophe. Only 24 percent are positive about the permanent drop in speed. On the other hand, only twelve percent of those surveyed support permanent reduction. Their motivations: lower fuel consumption (46 percent), contribution to climate protection through reduced carbon dioxide2emissions (35 percent) and energy savings (35 percent).

Reasons for maintaining the 130 speed limit: longer driving times (44 percent), increased risk of fatigue due to slow driving and poor traffic flow (43 percent).

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