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Impact on Germany The German Autobahn serves as the crossroads of the majority of European travel.
As a result, it increases the country's tourism. With this expansion, there is a growth in Germany's overall economy. Not only do the revenues from such tourist sites as hotels, restaurants, and attractions along the road system increase; but the positions needed to operate these facilities are filled by local Germans.
Also, the amount of imports and exports moving in and out of the country has risen due to the Autobahn. Another impact, which is more obvious, is that Germans can now travel throughout the country in a fraction of the time.
The Autobahn has also helped Germany become more modernized. In turn, it is becoming more of a contender with the industrialized countries of the world. Not surprisingly, the German word "Autobahn" means "high-speed motorway."
This road system is one of a kind. Through a glimpse of its history, structure, regulations, and impact on Germany, it is obvious that the Autobahn will continue to successfully serve Germans into the next century.maps.unomaha.edu...
In Germany, they have the Autobahn where they can go as fast as they want. They are totally focused on driving. Based on 2004 NTSB statistics, there were 42,636 deaths on U.S. Interstates and in Germany there were 694 deaths. That equates to almost one fatality for every mile of U.S. Interstates, while Germany has less than one death for every ten miles. If speed is the bad guy causing car crashes, why do our slower Interstates have 16.5 times as many accidents(when taking population into consideration)? If you still think speed is the culprit, most fatal crashes occur considerably below 75-mph. The number of speed-related fatalities in the U.S. is in fact highest on arterial roads followed by local/collector roads and, finally, the Interstates. 75% of fatal crashes occur below 50 miles per hour. In fact, most automobile crash tests–and most secondary safety devices in automobiles such as airbags–are optimized to have an impact at speeds of around 35-40 miles per hour.www.upsb.info...
Originally posted by Anunaki2012
Hi!!! hmm, what about German Beer,Cars and Sausage..
cool thread i l like
greetings from Germanyedit on 5-9-2011 by Anunaki2012 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DISRAELI
A Constitution in which the party which controls the legislature also, by definition, controls the government, so that they can't have damaging stand-offs and stalemates.
I'm from the UK.edit on 5-9-2011 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CherubBaby
reply to post by newcovenant
Nice thread and thx. I think we might consider the fact that there are alot more people in The US than there are in Germany. I also think there are population per sq mile issues maybe? Regardless I agree that The US is now owned and run by Corporations.. I cant comment on what other countires or their citizens might offer as suggestions for the USA .. I would have to ask The American People for their opinions etc on that. Not outsiders at this point.. But all suggestions are respected..
Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
What is better here?
Well French healthcare for one, as stated by the OP.
Also, we have 18 Bank Holidays and I get 34 days holiday a year. In addition to that, I only have to work 37 hours a week.
I would call that pretty good.
Originally posted by Beavers
The people x
definitely the chocolate, hersheys tastes like sick!
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by newcovenant
In New Zealand, the whole nation is like a country town.
As one comedian put it, "when the gangsta types here talk about hangin' out at their 'crib', they actually are talking about standing outside their local corner shop (dairy in NZ speak)".
Small government, small opportunity for crime & corruption.
Lot of sheep, though.
Originally posted by eyespying