The description below has been shared by the Facebook group Sensible Speed Limits Australia which claims that Dr Ulrich Mellinghoff suggested 140km/h would be a safer speed limit in Australia.
Deaf ears of government
Back in 2010, a Mercedes-Benz road-safety expert, Dr Ulrich Mellinghoff, caused controversy by suggesting 140 km/h would be a safer limit on Australian roads.
Behind closed doors, though, he caused more consternation among politicians at a safety forum, when he told them that, in his experience, there are three methods for reducing road trauma; better licensing, better roads and safer cars.
"The car companies have delivered their end of the bargain, but you, as a government, have utterly failed your population when it comes to the other two," Mellinghoff told them.
- Does "Dr Ulrich Mellinghoff" exist?
- Did he work for Mercedes Benz as a road safety expert?
- Did he cause controversy by suggesting a 140km/h speed limit would increase safety?
- If so, was it presented to government?
Note this is not a question whether 140km is safer or not.