Highest speed limit in nation takes effect
If you feel the need for speed, better head south to Texas. The nation’s highest speed limit, 85 miles per hour, has just taken effect.
It started last Thursday, just in time for the Labor Day weekend, but there’s just one problem: No roads have been authorized for 85 mph yet. For the moment, none are higher than, gulp, 80 mph, says KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas.
“Increased speeds will lead to more accidents whenever you have heavy traffic volume. That’s why the engineers are going to go out and they’re going to survey the particular areas to see if it’s safe to do so,” KXII quotes Trooper Mark Tackett of the Texas Highway Patrol as saying.