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ICYMI: Combating Climate Change

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 29, 2016 in Immoral Conversations |

Some people take climate change seriously, some are still skeptical or, for some unknown reason which has nothing to do with reality, cannot accept that there is any form of change. And then there are those who try to make something of the whole climate change debate without actually doing anything.

I caught sight of a truck similar to this one – I believe it was the same company – today but didn’t have a chance to capture an image. Luckily there are other people who can react quicker – or take a chance while driving! – and so the moment has not been lost.

Saving the world one kilometer at a time. As we all know, cutting down on speed and reducing the amount of fuel we use through careful driving not only saves money, but it also cuts back on the amount of deadly gas we pump out into the atmosphere. So, of course, trucks need to feature in our saving-the-world attitude and this company seems to be playing the game.

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Photo Source: Hartwig Krahm

I say seems because there are one or two small problems here, as Hartwig Krahm also points out on his blog. In Germany the maximum speed for trucks this size on a normal rural road – single lane – is sixty. On major roads – when marked – and freeways the maximum speed allowed is eighty.

Clearly this company is either not taking the issue seriously, or they wish to fool their customers into believing that they are and try to win extra points – or even orders for their products. They’ve certainly got my thumbs down!

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