Yippee! We've discussed the 85 mph before but here is the date for going live. The state already has 80 mph speed limits on some highways in rural West Texas.
Why does anyone need to drive that fast?
But......I'll bet you they will still be handing out speeding tickets!!
If I were in Texas, I'd want to get out as fast I as I could...
Well I don't ride those high speeds but I can see why someone would want to after driving through Texas two years ago, seems like it never ends. But I don't see the need to go that fast unless your trying to kill your self.
Yea, future Darwin Award winners.
Don't anyone even think about complaining about the price of fuel...
This 85 mile per hour nonsense is on maybe the least driven road in Central Texas. The good news is that the increase in highway deaths will all be single car accidents. Almost no one drives on that road. Tolls on it are outrageously high. There are sections charging more than $1 per mile. Rather than go in a straight line, the road wanders east, then west, then east, increasing the number of miles you drive. The high speed gambit is nothing more than the latest attempt to get people to drive on the road and pay the tolls. By the way, in January Purple Heart and Medal of Honor winners will be able to drive on parts of that road for free, and I still won't drive on it. It doesn't go anywhere I want to go. (I have a Purple Heart.)
From Pflugerville, Texas, about two miles east of the discussed and cussed highway.
The speed limit, they should decrease the toll. It was built so that 18 wheelers would take that route instead of I-35. Can you imaging that 18 wheelers just can't wait to take Tx 130 so that they can drive 85 MPH.
I live in Round Rock a couple of miles west of the toll road.
Nice to see a State that gets out of the way and lets people live Free. Europe has had unlimited speed limits for ever and they seem to be living with it.
As for the fuel econ stuff, if we would start using our own instead of buying AQ's oil we would solve a lot of our problems.
But I know this is not PC/tree hugging thinking, so I'll shut up and accept my Gov's telling me they know whats good for me.
And Now They Will Be Doing 95 To 100 Mph
Exactly what I thought. LOL
People adjust to traffic and road conditions for the most part. Arrest those that don't. When roads are wet, people drive slower and usually under the limit. When they are snow packed, people slow down accordingly. No one needs to tell you it's not a good idea to go 65 in a 65 zone when it's snow packed. People just do.
I'm talking about open roads not crowded urban or suburban streets or highways.
There are those that don't take the road conditions into consideration and those that panic and drive so slow they become an additional problem.
Some of us are safe drivers, Grandpa.
to activate the flux capacitor... duh!
...Europe has had unlimited speed limits for ever and they seem to be living with it...
Except for Germany I don't think there is another European country with unlimited speed limit. Majority of them are with a speed limit of 130 km/h (ca. 81 mph)
Some folks around here remove their air emission control devices and the flux capacitor then kick in at a lower 79.6 mph.
If you've ever been on that road, you'd know why 85 is fine.
The road is straight and very long, you could easily go 95 and not worry about turns, traffic or on/off ramps.
To clean out their DPF. At least this is my excuse....
^Best answer to that question so far. Gave me a chuckle.
Another answer is that TX is a big state. When speed limits were lower, it took 13 hours for me to get to El Paso... nearly out of the state, but not quite. Now I can legally do it in 10 hours. Driving for 3 hours less is a big deal to me. California used to be almost 25 hours away. Now I can do it in right around 21 hours.
Have I got a deal for you guys. For the low low price of $50, I will send you an official NASCAR CHECKERED FLAG!!!
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