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The Autobahn 2

By the end of october 2001 it has been approved: a speed limit on large stretches of the Autobahn 2 between Hannover and Berlin. Because of the vast number of trucks that are congesting at least two of its three lanes on weekdays, there is now a speed limit of 120 kph (75 mph).

So the last big german Autobahn has been cut back to normal. On the whole world you were able only there to go hundreds of kilometers at full throttle on a sunday morning and cover the 170 miles (270 km) between Hannover and Berlin in about an hour - given a suitable car, of course.

This video shows a 40 kilometer (25 mile) stretch of the A2. That distance is covered in just nine and a half minutes.