German court ruling threatens speeding motorists


KARLSRUHE, Germany, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A German court sent a stern message to the country's speeding motorists on Wednesday by sentencing a driver to 18 months in prison for causing an accident which killed a young mother and infant. In a country famed for its high speed autobahns, many with no speed limits, the conviction of 34-year-old Rolf Fischer for death by reckless driving was designed as a warning to thousands of so-called "Raser" (racers), who hit speeds of up to 300 km/hr (180 ...

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