Entwicklungshilfe für Deutschland
Driving fast is mega fun! But apart from the well-known problems with speeding, Germany is unfortunately helping to finance the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine through it every day.
Since the beginning of the large-scale Russian attack on Ukraine, Germany has transferred more than 8 billion euros to Russia for oil, petrol and diesel - that's more than 40 million euros per day!
Christian Lindner could buy 333 new Porsches per day with that money.
With a speed limit, we could easily reduce this sum by 7%.
But German Transport Minister Volker Wissing needs help to implement it: he says there is a lack of signs for motorways and federal roads.
This is where the EfD (Development aid for Germany) comes in - with its 2-step plan for innovative oil-saving and temporary speed limits:
"For a temporary speed limit, you would have to put up appropriate signs. We don't have that many signs in stock."
– Volker Wissing, Minister of Transport (FDP)
Solidarity has a limit
We help Germany out of the starting blocks and bridge the lack of signs with a self-made speed limit!
With stickers, we can easily and sustainably adapt existing signs to the speed limit: 100 km/h on motorways, 80 km/h in built-up areas and 30 km/h in urban areas.
And if we then continue Wissing's job conscientiously, he will have time to introduce the speed limit by law. The trick: if we introduce a general speed limit, we won't even need any more signs. It will just apply throughout the whole country.
You want stickers? We have them!
The stickers are available as part of the art campaign "Development Aid for Germany". Putting stickers on traffic signs is probably an offence under § 132 StGB and § 303 StGB. The speed limit is important. However, it is more important to not endanger people or road traffic.
Currently the stickers "100" and "80" aren't available.
Please remember your name, address and the amount of stickers in your order email - thank you!
... and matching signs are available directly from the professionals at Schilder-Versand.de!
Live, Love, Limit & Donate!
Decide for yourself how much you want to pay per sticker - because we want everyone to have the chance to move Germany forward!
Price per sticker:
- 0 € - You have no financial resources? No problem, the crowd will take care of it!
- 1 € - You cover our printing and shipping costs. Ergo: more stickers for Germany!
- 2 € - You allow someone else to order stickers who can't afford them otherwise. Yay!
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"I think a general speed limit on German motorways is unnecessary. Prohibitions are needed where they are needed."
- Christian Lindner, Federal Minister of Finance (FDP)
Let us know when you have turned off Putin's money!
If you would like to send us pictures of speed limit sections or if you are looking for a network to introduce the speed limit on your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together we can help Germany introduce a speed limit. For Ukraine, for the climate, for safety and for common sense.
Our FAQ für Germany
Why are you doing this campaign?
We do not want to stand by idly while Germany continues to finance the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. Especially not when there are options as simple as a speed limit. Every drop of Russian oil in German tanks - every cent that flows into Russian weapons is one too many. The German government's argument against a speed limit is neither sustainable nor appropriate to the current crisis.
BUT THAT’S NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION...
That's right. Development aid for Germany does not aim for a permanent solution either. We are there for our Minister of Transport and for Germany to fill a gap that the federal government cannot (or does not want to) fill right now. Of course, we will stop our campaign immediately when the general speed limit is in place. Because with a general speed limit, we wouldn’t need more signs at all, but fewer... Until then, we'll help Germany bridge the sign shortage.
WHAT ACTUALLY IS THE SECOND STAGE OF YOUR 2-STEP PLAN?
First stage: Help the German Minister of Transport to bridge the signpost shortage. Second stage: Self-dissolution - because if a general speed limit is introduced, the EfD has fulfilled its purpose for the speed limit and can continue to take care of other important things ...
WHAT ARE THE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING UP STICKERS OR SIGNS?
Putting up traffic signs in public spaces is actually a matter for the authorities. If you do this without official permission, you are at least liable to prosecution for usurpation of authority under §132 of the Criminal Code. Putting stickers on signs is probably punishable as damage to property under §303 StGB. And anyone who enters a motorway as a pedestrian commits an administrative offence and risks a fine of 10 euros. So: Erecting signs or affixing stickers to them is prohibited.
HOW MUCH MONEY FLOWS FROM GERMANY TO RUSSIA FOR OIL EVERY DAY?
In the first six months after Russia's major attack on Ukraine, Germany imported over 8 billion euros worth of oil and oil products - that's over 40 million euros every day, almost 1.75 million every hour or 29,000 euros every second. The EU has imposed an oil embargo on Russia. However, this will not come into force until the turn of the year 2022/2023. Moreover, the import of oil through pipelines is exempt. So Germany and Europe have realized that they are financing the war against Ukraine by buying fossil fuels from Russia. But they are taking their time to do something about it ...
HOW MUCH OIL CAN WE ACTUALLY SAVE WITH A SPEED LIMIT?
With a speed limit of 100 km/h on motorways and 80 km/h on country roads, we could immediately do without 7% of the oil imported from Russia (cf. Greenpeace https://greenwire.greenpeace.de/Tempolimit-Aktion). With a general speed limit, we could thus significantly and quite easily reduce the amount that Germany contributes daily to the financing of the war crimes of Butscha, Mariupol and Isjun.
I CAN'T AFFORD SIGNS, CAN I SUPPORT WITHOUT MONEY?
Of course! You can order stickers just like that - even without money. If you want to get involved in other ways, we'd be happy too. Just write to us at: email@example.com. We know how hard it is for Germany right now.
WHO DO THE DONATIONS GO TO?
Donations via this website go to the Peng! Collective and thus go towards funding the printing costs of the stickers. This way, everyone can order stickers, even without money. If we take in more than the cost of printing the stickers, the rest goes into the legal processing of the action.
WRITE TO US!
We are happy to answer questions, feedback and press enquiries via +49 176 6957 0445 or by e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.