Autobahn Tip of the Day

We all know that there is technically no speed limit on the German Autobahn. However, before driving on it, you need to know that there is a recommended speed limit of 130 kph, or 80 mph. Sure, you won't get pulled over if you exceed that recommended speed, but if you get in an accident traveling faster, you can be held liable. Plus, American cars and tires are not made for speeds faster than 85 mph, so renting a German car (once you have your German drivers license or provisional international license which can be secured from AAA), or getting new tires is recommended.

Comments

JCo said…
If Americen cars are not made for speeds over 85 mph, I guess I need to either slow down or buy a German car next time. Peter - do you think you can find free shipping on that?
Pete said…
I don't think so, but I am reminded of something Matt and Aunt Chris said about it getting a free Europe vacation for buying a Volvo or something.
CGrim said…
The under-85 thing is an old thing - they stopped making them like that in 1991, so your car should be fine.

On the other hand, if you're thinking of switching to a Porsche, go for it! :)

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