85 mph in Texas? Sure it's true. In Oklahoma and Texas, many roads are already 75 mph, so many people are already doing 85 mph. The problem is if this flies, many of us will do 95 mph. Why not just fly?
If Texas passes the new speed limit, it would be the fastest road in the United States. Everything is bigger and better in Texas, right?
According to CBS, "Transportation officials in Texas are testing a new 41-mile segment of highway to see whether it would be safe to post the state's first 85 mph speed limit, setting it on a path to have the highest posted speed limit in the U.S."
I do not think this will do much to change the pace at which folks in Texas travel. I remember one lady who complained to the police that people in Oklahoma were speeding when the speed limit was 65 mph. The cops told her to get out of the way, she was the bottleneck!