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Texas considers raising speed limit to 85MPH on certain highways

The headline:  Texas lawmakers consider 85-mph speed limit

The link:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-04-12-1A85mph12_ST_N.htm

The summary:  Lawmakers in Texas are considering raising the speed on certain highways in the state from 75MPH to 85MPH.

The reaction:  85 miles per hour!  That seems awfully fast to be driving even if it is on a highway.  I’m not sure my car could even go that fast.

The obvious concern is passenger safety.  People tend to drive 5-10MPH over the speed limit as is so we could see a lot of travellers in the Lone Star state driving well into the 90s.  Thankfully, I don’t live anywhere near Texas.  It’s all a little fast for me!

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