Texas tries to lure drivers with first 85 mph speed limit6/7/2012
Motorists with a need for speed will be pleased to hear that Texas (yeehaw!) has OK'd the first road in the country with a posted 85 mph speed limit. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, State Highway 130 is being constructed to ease the load on the gridlocked Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin. Officials hope the breakneck-speed posting on the toll road will attract motorists away from the sluggish I-35, but critics with common sense fear the higher speed limit will just cause more fatal accidents. Permission to floor it in the Lone Star State is going over well with Tweeps. @ivanayelich gleefully proclaims, "Just another reason to move to Texas."
Do you think 85 mph is too fast?