Properly functioning vehicle equipment is important, not only on the Autobahn, but while on the interstates as well. There's a road in Texas that has a speed limit of 85, and for many years, several roads in Montana were like the Autobahn. Regardless of the roads, you want properly inflated tires, good brakes, steering, headlights (recommended for use even in daytime when operating at high speed), and many other things that should be inspected for safety.
Now, I am more of a libertarian kind of guy, so I believe that people should be responsible for their actions. If they hurt someone else, they have to pay the price. I really don't believe in victimless crimes... in fact, that's one of the reasons why I decided not to return to law enforcement. I was a peace officer... not an enforcer.
If people wish to go fast, they 'should' be responsible and never drive beyond their abilities. ... and while driving fast on calls was really fun, I am not sure what our tires were rated for. I know our cars were police packaged, but if the tires weren't rated for the speeds we were driving, we could've been playing Russian roulette.