the Federal transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer has rejected the claim of the German environmental aid (DUH) for a speed limit of 120 on highways. The CSU-politician called the campaign of DUH “is a smokescreen, the professional arguments”.

The focus was to reduce the traffic load, to allow a better mobility and reduce emissions, said Scheurer. This would not achieve with more funding and incentives, with restrictions, and Prohibited.

DUH-chief Jürgen Resch, had announced on Tuesday a campaign for a speed limit on the motorways with the need of more climate protection in the traffic justified.

Resch had also announced that he wanted to check what are the legal possibilities for enforcement of a speed limit of 120 on highways.

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