Autobahn Limit Plan Irks Germans

SFGate: An EU official called on Germany to give up the famous freedom of its highways and impose speed limits on the autobahn to fight global warming — a demand that drew angry responses on Sunday in a country that cherishes what it calls “free driving for free citizens.”

The call came as the German government makes action against climate change a priority of its current presidencies of the EU and Group of Eight.

Still, the German environment minister showed little enthusiasm for EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas’ suggestion and a group representing the country’s auto industry said it needed “no coaching on efficient climate protection from Brussels.”

Not before I bloody get there you don’t!

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