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24/11/1973 Global oil crises urged Germany to impose its first and last federal speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph)

In the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, a federal speed limit of 100 km/h on Autobahns was imposed to help conserve fuel for fear of impending future shortages. The measure only lasted from December to March. As a compromise, a recommended speed was introduced on Autobahns and "highways outside of built-up areas".


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