Many highways in Germany (autobahns) do not to have speed limit.

The Wikipedia says:

In 2015 70.4% of the autobahn network had only the advisory speed limit (130 km/h), 6.2% had temporary speed limits due to weather or traffic conditions, and 23.4% had permanent speed limits. Measurements from the German State of Brandemburg in 2006 showed average speeds of 142 km/h on a 6-lane section of autobahn in free-flowing conditions.

I would like to know not just the the legal maximum but also find some statistics about the real speed people drive on the Autobahn, but I haven't been able to get it. - distribution of measured speed of cars on the autobahn. - statistics of the number of accidents and deceased as a function of the speed.

I've just found very old data saying the average speed in 1992 was 120.4km/h and the 85th percentile 148.2km/h. And in 2006 in 6 lanes areas the average was 141.8km/h.

What percentage of cars exceed 200 km/h?

  • I wish lawmakers in other countries used those statistics to likewise increase the speed limits on their highways...
    – JonathanReez
    Jun 2, 2019 at 20:06
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    @JonathanReez higher speeds aren't so good when it comes to emissions though, IIUC? Jun 2, 2019 at 20:36
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has nothing to do with travelling. Jun 2, 2019 at 21:21
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    What percentage of cars exceed 200 km/h? From own observation, less than 5%. You need more than 100kW for that, and most cars are just below.
    – Janka
    Jun 3, 2019 at 0:26
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    – Janka
    Jun 3, 2019 at 0:33


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