German Motorways
( published 15th November 2002 )

Hi All,

Germany is that paradise country where there is no speed limit on motorways. After having tested one of those motorways for roughly 300 kilometres yesterday, here my comment:...WOOOAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! What a joke. I understand why only Mercedes and Ferraris can race on those motorways. They are the only ones able to produce a fast enough acceleration to 200 km/h before bumping into the next speed limit sign, stopping their high speed.

Let me explain: on German motorways there is no speed limit,...unless there is a speed limit. Capici? No? Well, let's put it like this, as long you do not see a sign limiting your speed, you can race. And here I have a little theory of mine: East Germans must have had a factory producing speed limit signs, and in order to avoid redundancies and unemployment, West Germans started ordering plenty of signs after the reunification. Result: Every few 100 metres you see a 100km/h sign, then again 130km/h, again 80km/h, it's more fun than a Bingo.

Now imagine again the Ferrari freak, he drives nicely along at 100km/h, respecting the sign he just passed a minute ago. Aaah, there comes the end of speed limit sign, Vrooooaaarrr, yiiippiee 130, 150, 170, this is fun....and Bingooooooo 100km/h sign again. The tough part then is to try to remember if you are on a 100, 130 or unlimited speed portion of the road...and to confuse everybody even more, you get those "80 when wet" signs as well.

Thank God I arrived soon to Luxembourg, where the speed on motorways is always limited at 120km/h . I could finally stretch the car to 150 without risking anything. The Luxembourg police cannot risk stopping and fining a Luxembourg VIP, and that is 70 percent of the Luxembourg population ( or at least that's what they think they are! ).

Have a great weekend

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