Germany may put a speed limit on its famous autobahn of highways. The autobahn has a length of about 12,996 kilometers. There is no speed limit on it for many of vehicles. However, there are limits in some built-up , spots that are accident-prone, or roads that are under or undergoing repairs. On the parts of the network on which there is no , there is an speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour (80 mph). Germany's government may now put a speed limit on all parts of the autobahn. This is because Germany has to meet fuel emission set by the European Union. It wants to reduce the damage done to the environment by cars that drive .
Many drivers in Germany are with a possible speed limit on the autobahn. They do not want the 130kph limit, even though that is in other EU countries. Some politicians say the proposed speed limit will get passed in Germany's government. One , Ulrich Lange, said: "I don't think the of a speed limit is practical." One of Germany's best-selling newspapers Bild Zeitung disagreed with the speed limit. It wrote: "Our autobahn roads are a of freedom. 'Tested on German autobahn' is a seal. There are speed limits." Germany could face big EU if it does not reduce its gas emissions.