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On Autobahn, It's Raining Cash

German biker has an unfortunate mishap with a bag of cash

(Newser) - German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about $10,000 in small bills Saturday night... More »

Millions on Foot, on Bikes Party on the Autobahn

Outdoor festival includes 20K picnic tables, at least 1 wedding

(Newser) - Millions of people flooded a 40-mile stretch of the autobahn today, taking advantage of a car-free summer day to walk, skate, bicycle, eat, drink, and mingle on the A40 motorway, normally the country's busiest. The crowd grew as large as 3 million, and the road had to be closed to... More »

German Cops Hunt Autobahn Skater

Daredevil wanted for endangering motorists, speeding

(Newser) - German police are hunting for the anonymous daredevil who piloted a skateboard down a stretch of the autobahn at better than 60 mph, Der Spiegel reports. Police only recently got wind of the stunt, which has been making the YouTube rounds since June, but now want to find and charge... More »

Slow Down! Autobahn Hits a Limit

Germany rolls out first 75mph speed limit

(Newser) - The German autobahn is one of the world's last stretches of open road where a driver can learn how it feels to coax a Porsche to 200 mph and beyond—legally. But those days are numbered. the German state of Bremen has imposed a 75 mph speed limit and others... More »

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