Way to go Texas!!!...
Any one want to guess what the first Garmin City Navigator version will be that will accurately show these new limits on Texas highways - 2012.40, 2013.10 ?????
They are probably just legalizing what's already happening anyway. Good deal for Texans though!
Drive Em' Cowboys
I drive the IL tollway every day to/from work. Speed limit is 55. Everyone, including me, drives a steady 75-80 MPH. I'd like to see what would happen if IL raised it to 75.
Like a previous poster said, they are just legalizing what everyone does already.
Far as I know we were the only state that had reduced nighttime speed limits.
I usually don't drive over 70 no matter what the spped limit is but this last summer we made a trip to Utah by way of El Paso and that 80MPH posted limit was awesome.
Are the retreads on on semi trailers safe at the higher speeds? Just wondering.
75 means 95
Us Retirees in Florida have trouble at 70mph on I-95. I hope Texans have faster reflexes than drivers in Flori-duh.
Just stay in the right lane and you should be okay, It's when you wonder to the left at reduced speed that people become a problem. If someone does wonder to the left, be respectful of others and move right when you see approaching traffic. That seems to be the problem older drivers have and not just in Flori-duh either.
YEEHAW! Now we can fly in my state!
good to know, thanks
These limites were put in place to save lives and gas. Don't know if it will make much difference because the post that said we were already driving faster is correct!!!
Almost everyone believes they can drive safely at almost any speed, but worry about those "other" drivers.
Perhaps Texas has long, flat, high-quality highways and that can be driven safely at 80 - 90 mph. But I will stick to 70 - 75 as my maximum.
I wouldn't want to be out in west Texas with the high heat following a semi.
You can only use retreds on the drive or trailer, it's unlawful to use such as steer or front tires.
Steer tires are rated to take a 65mph blow out safely. If a driver has a blow out at high speeds and stays off the brake and keep the wheel straight its no problem at all.
HE44##!!! They aren't safe at 60!
It's good to see a change in traffic laws that isn't part of a revenue raising scam, and I'm not surprised it happened in Texas. With any luck, other states will have the same level of common sense, but I won't hold my breath.
West Texas does have flat interstate highways. We drove on one last year with posted speeds of 80 and it wasn't bad. Traffic is sparce (well much less than other areas) so there isn't worry about bumper to bumper and weaving in and out like there is close to metroplex areas.
that will avoid a lot of finger use and aggravation
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