Texas Raises Speed Limit to 85 mph, Drops Nighttime Limit

Speed limits have always been an issue. Allow people to go too fast and there will be blood. Impose a very strict limit and you’ll make the automobile useless. Really, it’s hard to keep a balance. However, it seems that the state of Texas is trying hard to do just that.

Texas will adopt a new law that will raise the potential maximum speed limit to 85 mph, as ValleyCentral reports. However, this value will only be available for rural areas, which means that the rest of the roads will receive a speed limit of 75 mph.

In addition to that, Texas will also abolish its lower nighttime speed limits, allowing motorists to get around the state quicker. However, things aren't that simple - Since the stakes are high, a study will have to be conducted so that authorities are sure that the 75 mph speed limit is safe.

Yes, today is a big day for cruise control systems, as they’ll be able to set foot on pleasure islands that have been forbidden in the past. It’s also a good occasion to ask drivers to pay more attention, in order to not allow anybody to say that the new limits are dangerous - as you can imagine, there are voices that have complained about this.
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