New bill gives Department of Transportation power to raise the speed limit

POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 5:03pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

The Texas House has approved a bill to give the Department of Transportation the power to raise the speed limit to 85-miles per hour.

The speed limit would go up on long stretches of state highways, after enfineering and traffic studies are done.

The 85-miles per hour limit would be the highest in the United Stated, and the second highest in the world.

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