It's OK if you can't drive 55.  And soon it may be OK if you can't drive 85 too.

The Austin Statesman is reporting the Texas Senate has in its hands a bill that would raise the speed limit to 85 in "some places".  Texas already has the highest speed limit in the nation.  And with 520 miles of Interstate Highway already at 80mph some see 85 the logical step for our wide open spaces.

I think this opens up a great tourist opportunity.  We should open our own Texas Autobahn.  We could make serious tax bank off all the wild and crazed speed enthusiasts out there.  They'd surely come from across the globe with throttles wide open.

Seriously though who doesn't want to see thousands of Mexican shipping trucks flying along at 85mph?

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