The undead of the road is the rigid speed limit on motorways, often combined with even higher fuel taxes. The air ban is the ban on domestic flights, often combined with the imposition of a kerosene tax. As a rule, environmental protection is used as an argument, which is easy since it is rightly a concern for everyone. To be honest, the real drivers of the demands are often a long-awaited scalp and higher government revenue. Anyone who really wants to make a meaningful contribution to conserving resources does not rely on stupid bans and restrictions on freedom, but rather on the creative power of innovative technology.

We have never sat in safer cars, packed with airbags, emergency braking systems and crumple zones. Their engines have never been cleaner and more efficient. Every new car that sends a rusty car into retirement is a win. Even if you look at the sky with clear eyes, you can't help but be amazed. To give an example, a modern Boeing 787 requires approximately 38 tons of kerosene for a flight from Frankfurt to Hyderabad. An older, less ancient Airbus A340 burns around 30 percent more fuel with the same passenger and cargo load. Probably the biggest lever for traveling with a clear conscience, in addition to optimizing flight routes, is the use of fresh aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, Boeing 787 or Airbus A350 for long-haul flights.

Of course, there must be an environment in which to purchase new equipment instead of holding on to the old one due to a lack of trust in the framework conditions. Those who give citizens and companies the means and courage to invest in advanced technology will reap more than those who rely on bans and increases in prices. In the sense of a prosperous society as well as in the sense of environmental protection.