You must be one of those people who stretch the speed limit no matter how high it is.
85 means 85 in TX. I saw several people stopped by the State Troopers. Really? 85 isn't fast enough?
According to the specifications for interstate freeways, the minimum design speed is 75 MPH in rural areas. In much of the west, where the roads go for tens of miles or more without a significant elevation change or any curvature, safe speeds are determined by traffic, weather, lighting and the characteristics of the vehicle and experience of the driver.
Traffic zooms by on the German autobahn at 120 mph. The speed-limitless highway system stretches 6,800 miles and the Federal Ministry of Transport has declared the autobahn to be one of the safest road systems in the world despite the roaring, high speeds. US highways, on the other hand, rank as one of the most dangerous where speed limits range from 55 to 75 mph. Strict laws are believed to be the prominent reason the autobahn is safer than US highways.
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I am perfectly comfortable driving at speeds in excess of 80 or 80 MPH in the right car, under the right conditions.
When your destination is 1500 miles ahead of you, traveling at the most efficient speed is a good thing.