....was talking about this yesterday. They pointed out that this will mostly benefit rural drivers and the people most likely to push the limit will be young rural men.
In a related story, the state is cracking down on people who don't wear seat belts. The biggest offenders? Young, rural men.
I'm fine with raising speed limits where it's safe to do so, but people need to smarten up and belt up.
but not quite.
Last time I drove on a long trip, small parts of West Texas had 75MPH vehicle speed limits, and most of New Mexico and some of Arizona also had 75MPH limits on the Interstate.
By the end of this month the Interstate just out side of San Antonio all the way to El Paso, some 600 miles away may be at 80MPH. Some other highways will also get 80 or 75MPH speed limits.
Ah, now to buy a Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, or or one of those new fangled electric cars.....
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