"A Few Good Words About Speed" American highways would be safer if they had no speed limits, according to American Autobahn
, a book published this month. Many sections of the German autobahns have no speed limit, and they have a lower death rate per mile traveled than American interstates have, according to the author, Mark Rask, who acknowledged in an interview that he has "a taste for speed..."
American Autobahn includes a history of speed limits and enforcement and a description of the exhilaration of driving in Germany with no speed limit (as well as in other parts of Europe and Western states where limits are not strictly enforced)...
Mr. Rask says that for most people, driving fast is not irresponsible--it's fun. His book has something of the character of a health guide that says it's all right to indulge in fat and calories. Even if you don't believe it, it may be fun to read. -- by Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times, Friday, September 17, 1999
From the Publisher
The automotive enthusiast's "Bible" for fast-and-safe driving. Detailed, fast-paced and, yes, fun, this book shows why America has failed to improve safety on the road and how Germany has saved lives, in spite of 100 mph speeds on its Autobahn freeway system.