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Could Germany 'put the brakes' on autobahn speeds?

The opposition centre-left Social Democratic Party have hit a bump in their campaign trail after its national chairman, Sigmar Gabriel, called for a national speed limit on autobahns or motorways.

As the country heads towards an election in September, the suggestion of a national speed limit has not gone down well in a region where the car industry is so strong.

Steve Evans reports.

  • 13 May 2013
  • From the section Europe