Texas House approves speed limit of 85 mph, highest speed-limit in nation


Ever the progressive state, Texas’s House of Representatives has passed a measure that would establish a speed limit of up to 85 mph on designated lanes or or stretches of the state’s highway system. The Senate is considering a similar measure.

If successfully passed, Texas would become home to the highest speed-limit in the nation, with Texas and Utah currently sitting as the only two states with posted speed-limits as high as 80 mph in some areas.

“They have high-speed roadways in Europe, and there could be some merit in having some of those highways in Texas. Given the right engineering, we should consider it.”, said Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, who introduced the bill.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Inside Line