Gawd, I wish I had been born in Texas. While here in NZ the nanny state do gooders won’t fix the roads, and won’t be happy until we’re all driving at 30KPH or on public transport, in Texas they’re going to raise the speed limit from 80 to 85mph. The Statesman reports
The speed limit on some highways in Texas may be raised to 85 mph, the highest in the nation, under legislation the Texas House approved Wednesday. The measure passed on a voice vote was part of a larger transportation bill. It would authorize the Texas Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on designated lanes or entire stretches of roads after doing engineering and traffic studies. The Senate is considering a similar bill.