Our AUTO BILD reader Ottmar Leimbach was traveling with his wife and grandchildren on German autobahns. He wrote to us: “Since we took breaks more often because of the grandchildren and got to know different service areas, I was very shocked because the cleanliness of the places was a disaster: the garbage cans overflowed, dirt and rubbish lay next to it. Especially bad: the Enormous number of cigarette butts at the lay-bys and on the premises!”
I don’t know about you – many of them are in the car on holiday at the moment – but I think your observation is correct. In addition, there is the often creepy condition of many toilets.
What I don’t understand: As soon as you cross a border into another European country, it gets better. Why do others get it and we don’t?
The new AUTO BILD 33/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS Future: What Audi, BMW, Mercedes and VW will bring in the coming years • Racing for the road: Porsche 911 GT3 RS MESSAGES Apple maps with 3D images • Classic cars with eFuels • Will VW abolish the Golf? TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Mercedes EQB 300 4Matic: Family Stromer in the test • Comparison test: New Kia Niro against Skoda Karoq and Mazda CX-30 • News from the endurance test • Refreshed Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Yaris in the comparison test • Everyday relationship: Mazda MX-30 • Used cars : VW ID.3, Tesla Model 3, BMW i3 REPORTS Cruise: Autonomous driving in San Francisco – not for AUTO BILD • Workshop costs: You pay in town and country • Camping: Our first time SERVICE Accident car: good or dangerous? • Driving licence: How to make the car rag fit for motorcycles and trailers • E-mark for Stromer: what privileges it brings HEADINGS Eye-catcher: Porsche Cayenne Cabrio • Motorsport: Niklas Krütten • Action: Euromaster pays your bill • Action: Free cleaner from Dr. Wack • Extra Tour: Ford F-150 Lightning.