The German Autobahns are famous for being some of the few public roads in the world without blanket speed limits for cars. Nevertheless the overall road traffic safety of the German motorway system is comparable to that of other Western-European highways. But as proven this week, it doesn't take much to get into an accident, especially when you are driving very fast.
A new BMW M5 (F10) with the speed limiter removed was driving at top speed on the A81 between Tuningen and Villingen-Schwenningen (not far from the Swiss border). Due to another driver who joined the traffic and didn't notice the speeding BMW approaching in his mirror, the driver of the M5 was forced to brake and swerve his car.
The M5 lost control, smashed into the median barrier, shot across the Autobahn, rolled over several times before coming to a rest in the grass and catching fire. The driver of the car which didn't notice the upcoming BMW fled the scene of the accident. The two sons of the crashed driver, who were driving a BMW M3 and M6, stopped to help their father and passengers, and to put out the fire.
The 60-year-old driver, the 20-year-old passenger and a dog in the backseat were all quite badly injured and were hospitalized. Quite remarkable, considering the speed they were driving. This shows how safety of cars has been improved over the years. But as this crash proves, you always have to pay attention on the Autobahn. Accidents like this one will also fuel the debate on whether or not a general speed limit should be imposed.
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Nordschleife Touristenfahrten Crash + Almost Crash / 14.07. u. 15.07.2012
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Why you always have to pay attention on the Autobahn (see description)
This white van driver wanted to go directly from the Autobahn entrance to
the left lane without looking into the side mirror at first. I flashed him
and at the last moment he changed his mind.
A personal remark to all the smart-asses out there: Yes, I'm driving fast
in the video but it's perfectly legal, because at that point there is NO
speed limit. German Autobahn is without a general speed limit. And yes,
that was a crititical situation - which was defused by me. Nothing
happened. Nothing at all.
But for those, who like to bitch about me being too fast and speed being a
killer anyway, here are some statistical numbers. Source of the numbers is
- In 2011, 31 % of all traffic in Germany went on Autobahns. Yet only 6.4 %
of all accidents happened there and only 11.3 % of deaths on the road
- Of those 11.3 % of all dead people in Germany, 47.1 % were truck and van
drivers. Only 14.2 % were car drivers. Should tell you something about
who's driving worst here.
- In contrast to that, 60.9 % of all fatal accidents in Germany happened on
country roads, where a general speed limit of 100 km/h exists.
In conclusion, the Autobahn, thanks to good maintenance and an in general
good behaviour of traffic participants, is one of the safest roads in the
world - despite the lack of a general speed limit.
The average speed on the Autobahn is about 120 km/h, which makes a speed
limit unncessary anyway. All demands for introducing a speed limit so far
failed at the attempt, because there is absolutely no rational reason to
If you want to know my opinion: It is legal to drive fast on the Autobahn.
If certain people can't deal with that, feel unsafe or insecure because of
that, they are unfit for using the Autobahn in my book.
BMW M3 E46 Roll-over crash in Nürburgring VLN race
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I pull the trusty pocketcam out just as the first few drops of rain fall on
Wehrseifen. An E46 driver loses control on the entry to the corner, and
ends up rolling all the way around. Race was the VLN #2 of 2012 and this
was only the second lap of a four-hour event!
BMW M5 V8 560 ch
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