Driving In Germany

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The Autobahn
The Autobahn

[ source: Wikipedia]

Speed Limits in Germany:

  • Driving in Germany can be a great experience, but there are some things you should keep in mind. Speed limits in German cities are 50 kmh (31 mph).
  • On highways, you are not allowed to drive faster than 100 kmh( 62 mph), unless otherwise marked.
  • There is no speed limit on the Autobahn - except where posted, for example in construction zones; watch out for these signs, you can get a hefty ticket for speeding.

The German Autobahn:

  • Driving in Germany involves different speed levels than in the U.S. On the Autobahn, you can drive as fast as you feel is safe; the German authorities recommend a "suggested" speed of 130 kmh (80mph).
  • You can only pass another car in the left lane. The right lane is for slower vehicles, and overtaking cars in the right lane is illegal.
  • Before you pull into the left lane to pass another car, make sure to check the rear view mirror carefully - some cars travel as fast as 200 kmh and approach very suddenly.

Read the full article about driving in Germany at about.com.



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