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Have you been flashed recently? For example completely surprising in your hometown, where you should know your way around? Or in a strange city, where wisely you always keep an eye on the speedometer so as not to overstrain the inner-city speed limit of 50 km /h? And then suddenly it washed up, the red lightning bolt of the law struck your cornea and triggered a strong blood pressure spike?
When the cities need money
I know that, it just happened to me, both in my hometown and at the away game in Cologne. In both cases I drove at (just over) 50 km /h according to the regulations, but unfortunately the regulations had changed: Many cities continue to reduce the maximum speed, from the original 50 to 40 or even 30 km /h. I can live with it very well in front of a school, and logically in other danger spots too.
But when in Cologne on the north-south drive, a two-lane main road, over a length of only 200 meters suddenly and without any apparent signs Reason the speed should be reduced to 30 km /h, then one wonders why. Then it flashes red and you know the answer: Cologne needs money. Traffic educational effect? Zero.
Two years ago I was flashed in front of a school in Bonn in a speed limit of 30. The pace was measured in the middle of the summer vacation. Didn't we learn something again? No, nothing for the future, but for life.
50 km /h as an appropriate speed
Bonn is at the top of my personal shitlist: the control authorities presented on a six-lane federal highway a roundabout a mobileTrailer speed camera on. The speed was reduced within 100 meters from 70 to 50 and then to 30 km /h. The speed camera was right behind the 30 sign - and that's when it hit me.
But because 30 km /h is much too slow for this point, you can now drive 50 km /h again. The mobile speed camera is still there, it only flashes very seldom, because most people are sensible and drive around 50 km /h in the city.
I think that's an absolute one reasonable speed, apart from exceptions like schools. The current rampant and widespread introduction of inner-city speed limits of 40 or 30 km /h is, however, widespread nonsense without any transport policy benefit. From a fiscal point of view, however, it's a bomb business.
Have fun reading our new issue,
Yours, Marcus Schurig.
Topics in sport auto 2/2018
Tests & driving reports
- Big handling comparison: Which of seven super athletes will be the handling star of 2018 ?
- New VW Polo GTI: With a two-liter turbo from the Golf and 200 hp in the driving report
- The best compact one? The Honda Civic Type R on cup tires faces the super test
- Middle-class duel: Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce against VW Arteon 2.0 TSI in the comparison test
- Italian racing ball: Abarth 595 Competizione in individual test
- New Jaguar top model: With the XJR575 Jaguar is mixing up the luxury class
- Leap in performance at Lotus: First drive in the new Exige Cup 430 with optimized engine
- Endurance test: 67,000 kilometers in the Audi RS 6 - Strengths and weaknesses of the fast station wagon on the balance sheet
- New Bentley Continental GT: Agility in the Bentley? Driving report of the new twelve-cylinder coupé
- Performance through the ages: Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 from 1978 and Porsche 718 Cayman in comparison
- Audi RS 4 Avant: The six-cylinder biturbo technology is back in the RS 4. First driving report
- The future of drive technology, part 1: We analyze gasoline engine drives
Report & advice
- Used sports cars: VW Golf GTI Performance in the used car check
- Formula 1-Story: The tough duel between the new F1 owners and the established car manufacturers
- Track test: The Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the exclusive track test in Paul Ricard
- Rally sport: background report from the rally - Young talent screening of the German sports driver group
- World Rally Championship: Interview with Julien Ingrassia, co-driver of the new company world champion Sébastien Ogier
- World Rally Championship: previewon the 2018 World Rally Championship season, which begins in Monte Carlo at the end of January
- Comment: Marcus Schurig on the future of global touring car racing
- World Sports Car Championship: We are discussing the LMP1 Plans for 2020 with FIA technical director Gilles Simon
- Sports car world championship: We take stock of the season in the LMP1 class
- Sports car world championship: Ferrari deservedly won the GTE world championship - and we provide the race data for the triumph
- Popular sport: How and why the manufacturers want to take power in customer sport
Cars in sport auto 2/2018
- Abarth 595 Competizione
- Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
- Audi R8 V10 Plus
- Audi RS 4 Avant
- Audi RS 6 Avant
- Bentley Continental GT
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- Ford Mustang GT V8
- Honda Civic Type R
- Honda NSX
- Jaguar XJR575
- Lamborghini Huracán Performante
- Lamborghini Urus
- Lotus Exige Cup 430
- McLaren 720S
- McLaren Senna
- Mercedes-AMG GT R
- Pagani Huayra Lampo
- Porsche 718 Cayman
- Porsche 911 GT3
- Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
- VW Arteon 2.0 TSI
- VW Golf GTI Performance
- VW Polo GTI
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