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.
If you have never been to Texas, then you have no idea how painful the 55 mph speed limit was. I once drove from Philly to Atlantic City (Across the entire state of New Jersey) in less time than it takes to drive from one side of Houston to the other. You people in the Northeast I-95 corridor have no idea what a long drive is.
Those long Texas highways were made for high speed cruising.