German Of The Day: Stau

That means traffic jam. And there were 745,000 thousand of them last year on Germany’s highways, folks. A new German record.

Stau

Experts have calculated that if you were to place all these traffic jammed automobiles bumper to bumper it would give you a stretch of automobiles having a total length of 1.5 million kilometers. That wouldn’t do you any good, though. You’d still be in a Stau.

So please remember this the next time someone raves about being able to drive as fast as you want on parts of the German Autobahn. That’s true, of course, but it will invariably be on the parts of the German Autobahn with traffic jams on them..

Die Fahrzeuge standen auf einer Gesamtlänge von rund 1,5 Millionen Kilometern.