Australia will have 120 miles of highway without speed limits

Australia's Northern Territory transport minister Peter Styles announced 120 miles of the Stuart Highway will not have a speed limit.

Australia will be the first to provide an Autobahn alternative starting February 2014 when they will lift the current 130 km/h (81 mph) speed limit between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek. This will be done for a 12-month trial as a result of the fact that no fatalities related to speeding have been recorded between 2001 and 2011.

As you would imagine, not everybody is happy with this decision and one example is Australian Automobile Association boss Andrew McKellar who described this decision as "gambling with people's lives… it is absolutely inevitable that people will die as a result."

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