Why they have the German Autobahn
The average commercial jet goes airborne at 290km/h ...
300km/h bike overtaken by FAMILY STATION WAGON
1000cc motorcycle 300km/h Kawasaki ZX-10R going extreme speeds bouncing off rev limiter gets an easy pass from an Audi RS6 C6 with V10 Biturbo Autobahn, Germany
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 the ADAC: - 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 happened there. - 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 justify it. 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.