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The Autobahn SHOULD have ENFORCED speed limits.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/13/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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carman16

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I will supply a definition for now, pro may start.

DEFINITION: The autobahn has a RECOMMENDED and LOOSELY ENFORCED speed of 130 km/h. We will be referring to the GERMAN autobahn through out this debate. Also, it is a high speed express way in many parts of Germany.
Rockylightning

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Thanks for this debate carman. The best of luck!

Definition (translated): The autobahn (high speed highway in Germany) has a RECOMMENDED (advised) and LOOSELY ENFORCED (only enforced in extreme cases of speeding) speed of 130 km/h. (81 Mph) We will be referring to the GERMAN autobahn through out this debate. Also, it is a high speed express way in many parts of Germany.

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1. It is very unsafe for local drivers
2. It is unsafe in general

Point 1:
a) citizens who depend on the autobahn have to deal with insanely fast drivers.
Imagine you are just commuting to work on a fine Monday morning. You take an on-ramp onto the autobahn. Then from behind you, a gigantic truck going 180km/h [1] smashes into you in the back. Crashes like these are very common on the autobahn and have killed many people [1]. The citizens who have to cope with these driving conditions are simply dying because of either people speeding around in high-speed cars getting an adrenaline rush or trucks moving at extremely high speeds (trucks that cannot handle breaking and crosswinds at such high speeds).

Point 2:
a) The only cars that should be driving that fast should be driven by professionals and on a track. Not just anyone who has need for speed. If any untrained citizen can drive at unlimited speeds, it's a recipe for disaster. This doesn't just hurt the reckless driver, but also the innocent men, women, and children killed. The government of Germany is being irresponsible by letting such a dangerous road run through their country.

b) cue video

I may bring up more points in later rounds, but for now this is all I need.

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
carman16

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Rockylightning

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My opponent has forgotten his password. Please forgive while voting.
Debate Round No. 2
carman16

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by 20000miles 6 years ago
20000miles
While visiting relatives in Germany, I managed to sit in a car travelling at 220km/h.

Anyway, road safety has generally increased over the past few decades, but speed limits (and speed cameras) have a negligible effect on this. In Germany, autobahnen have an impenetrable metal wire running down the centreline to prevent cars crashing into oncoming vehicles. Similarly, the roads are of top quality as are the cars themselves. No wonder that crash victim walked away from the accident.
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
please don't forfeit.
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
Crunch time. One hour left.
Posted by carman16 6 years ago
carman16
Shut up troll, go away please :).
Posted by Chrysippus 6 years ago
Chrysippus
Sorry; I shouldn't interfere. Holding back snarky comments until after debate finishes.
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
why do you tell him this now?
Posted by Chrysippus 6 years ago
Chrysippus
*facepalm*

The Autobahn (heh, all of them; it's a highway system, you know, not just one road) DOES have enforced speed limits. In most places, traffic is restricted to 80km/h or less; it's just a few parts that are open speed.
Posted by carman16 6 years ago
carman16
You stalk all my debates D:
Posted by wjmelements 6 years ago
wjmelements
Oh sorry. That's RockyLighning. The picture fooled me. I keep my point, though.
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Vote Placed by Rockylightning 6 years ago
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