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Old 10-25-2012, 11:39 AM  
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TEXAS speed limit discussion.......Is 85 mph "too fast" for any road~~



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America’s fastest highway opens today in Texas. Is 85-mph too fast for any road?

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Is 85 MPH Too Fast for a Highway?

by Shepard Smith
America's fastest highway is officially open in Texas. Do you think 85 mph is too fast for any road?
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Texas Approves 85 MPH Speed Limit - Good or Bad?




85 MPH Speed Limit - Bad Idea?



New Texas Highway Will Have 85 MPH Speed Limit




Texas House OKs 85-mph speed limit
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:19 PM  
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No... I drive 95 to 110 MPH on nearly a daily basis.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:39 PM  
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It is not unsafe at all as most of todays cars can handle that speed just fine. If people would learn to respect the "left lane for passing only" and "slower traffic keep right" signs, and if the 5-0 would enforce the rule, then that would take care of a good amount of accidents. I don't even know what 85 feels like any more as my Jeep tops out around 75.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:08 PM  
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The cars do fine at 85. It's the idiot drivers that would scare me. Many around here can't handle a car at 25.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:41 AM  
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I remember playing tag with a Firebird on the 401 in Toronto (North York) between 150 and 160 km/h, and that was in a Neon, Saturday afternoon. Well before stunt driving laws came into effect here.
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Our interstates were designed for high speed and speed limits should not reflect driver ability...issuance of drivers licenses is responsible for that.
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Our interstates were designed for high speed and speed limits should not reflect driver ability...issuance of drivers licenses is responsible for that.

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Most of the Interstates were originally designed for 90 mph
with curves no greater than 2 degrees
and highway grades no steeper than 5%......
although, as with everything, there are exceptions........


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New 85 MPH Speed Limit - Austin, Texas SH130



Texas Opens Highway With 85 mph Speed Limit



Fastest Highway in the US opens with 85 mph


You can drive 85 MPH on fastest highway in America



Fastest Highway in America



Texas Highway 130 Speed Limit 85-Miles-Per-Hour
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