Texas dumps nighttime speed limits, raises max to 85 mph

A new law is going on the books in Texas that will simultaneously eliminate the state's lower nighttime speed limits and raise the potential maximum speed limit to 85 mph. The 85 mph limit will be limited to rural areas, while most places will see a max of 75.

Apparently, increasing to 75 will require that a study be done to make sure it's safe to do so, but we can't imagine it being too exhaustive.

While there is some apprehension that the increased limit will make the highways more dangerous, the change means getting across the Lone Star State might not take three days anymore.

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