MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
Yokee
Shorty :(
 
Yokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SW
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,160

Experience: 8 years

Bike(s):
13' CBR250
05' ZX6R 636 (sold)
Aprilia RS80 (sold)







Send a message via AIM to Yokee Send a message via MSN to Yokee
Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9071756/

Texas to Soon Have Country's Highest Speed Limit

WOAI-TV
80 MPH will soon be reality on hundres of miles of west Texas interstatesSeveral hundred miles of Interstates 10 and 20 in west Texas will soon have the highest posted speed limits in the country, 1200 WOAI news reported today.

A measure which takes effect next month will allow Tex-DOT to raise the speed limit to 80 miles an hour on Interstate 10 between Kerr and Culverson counties, and on Interstate 20 in Ward and Culberson counties.

"Those stretches of highway are pretty isolated and pretty long, and they're actually designed for that speed of travel," State Rep Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) who wrote the new law, told 1200 WOAI news.

Gallego says he expects Tex-DOT to erect the first "SPEED LIMIT 80" signs in west Texas 'within six weeks,' and he added 'I want to be there when that happens.'

The speed limit in rural west Texas was raised to 70 miles per hour after the national 55 mile an hour speed limit was lifted in December of 1995. In 1999, the limit in west Texas and elsewhere was raised to 75 miles an hour.

"One of the fascinating things we've already learned from raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 is that the accident and fatality rate has actually gone down in those counties, because people get where they're going faster."

The 80 mile an hour limit would be the highest posted speed limit in the country. Arizona law allows speed limits of 'no more than 85 miles an hour' but no highway in Arizona has an 85 mile an hour speed limit, and a measure to raise the speed limits from 75 to 80 on rural stretches on Interstate 10 in that state died in the legislature.

Gallego concedes that raising the speed limit is not the best way to save gasoline, but he is philosophical about that.

"Driving 80 is not a mandate. You don't have to drive 80. If you think it will save gasoline, you can drive 55 through west Texas if you want to. 80 is just the maximum speed you can drive."

Gallego points out that under the ambitious 'Trans Texas Corridor' plan proposed by Governor Perry becomes reality, all of the 'Trans Texas Corridor' highways will have posted speed limits of 85 miles an hour.
__________________
Car drivers want to kill us! What did we do to them? Ride defensively!!
Yokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Speed Limit In Mexico Bevo General Discussion (Moto Related) 47 04-15-2014 09:04 AM
Texas lawmakers approve 75 mph speed limit for both day and night eltejano Off Topic 21 04-18-2011 07:37 PM
85 MPH PROPOSED SPEED LIMIT FOR TEXAS KEITH HUBBARD General Discussion (Moto Related) 45 04-08-2011 01:29 PM
Houston speed limit LOWERED ?!?!?!?? Solracer General Discussion (Moto Related) 17 04-01-2011 09:42 AM
Advertisement
Old 08-25-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
dotcom
*** PUBLIC RELATIONS ***
 
dotcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SOUTHWEST (galleria)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,083


Bike(s):
01 Yamaha R6, 125 BBB mini









Send a message via AIM to dotcom Send a message via MSN to dotcom Send a message via Yahoo to dotcom
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

that is so beautifulll. .. i mostly 80 on the highway anyway.. and cops dont really seem to mind..but i get nervous every once in a while.. but thats cool that it will be legal
__________________
www.myspace.com/treywarren

www.myspace.com/motohouston
dotcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
flip326
No likey, no bikey
 
flip326's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,509

Experience: 7 years
Trackdays: 9

Bike(s):
'07 GSXR-750 (sold)
'05 zx6r Monster (sold)
'03 600rr track (sold)
'04 600rr Eurobet (sold)
'05 gsxr 600 (sold)






Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

i love that guy...i dont know him..but i love him!!!!!
__________________
flip326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 08:47 PM   #4
dotcom
*** PUBLIC RELATIONS ***
 
dotcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SOUTHWEST (galleria)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,083


Bike(s):
01 Yamaha R6, 125 BBB mini









Send a message via AIM to dotcom Send a message via MSN to dotcom Send a message via Yahoo to dotcom
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

I totally agree with flip on this one
__________________
www.myspace.com/treywarren

www.myspace.com/motohouston
dotcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 08:57 PM   #5
linjy2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: sugar land
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,178


Bike(s):
02 SV650S
08 WR250X
08 CBR600RR







Send a message via AIM to linjy2
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

you get ticketed if you dont do speed limit, so i'm kinda lost on this. i'm pretty sure if speed limit is 80 and you are doing 55, thats bound for a ticket.
my mom got a ticket long time ago for driving to slow. lol
she was looking for this place so wasnt doing speed limit and got a ticket.
linjy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 09:11 PM   #6
jeffrh
Big Long Member
 
jeffrh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Woodlands
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 277


Bike(s):
05 Repsol 1KRR









Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

Doesn't Montana or some state over there in BFE have some highways with no speed limits? Kind of like the autobahn in Germany.
__________________
2005 Repsol Honda CBR1000RR
2003 Harley Fatboy 100th Anniversary
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually 4X4
2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
2004 Lexus RX330
1999 Lexus RX470
2005 Polaris Predator 500 TLD
2004 Polaris Predator 90
www.springsportbikes.com

jeffssig
jeffrh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 09:37 PM   #7
hfa3g11
OG
 
hfa3g11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 2,543

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+


2005 Honda CBR600RR Tribal Edition *retired*








Send a message via AIM to hfa3g11
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

they need to make it 80 on 59. maybe this is a start
hfa3g11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 09:40 PM   #8
linjy2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: sugar land
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,178


Bike(s):
02 SV650S
08 WR250X
08 CBR600RR







Send a message via AIM to linjy2
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hfa3g11
they need to make it 80 on 59. maybe this is a start
then they wouldnt be able to give you the 80mph speeding tickets. o well, i think everyone does 80 on 59 and like twice a week the cop comes out and pull a few people over.
linjy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2005, 11:44 PM   #9
Chubby Racer
The Confusion
 
Chubby Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: between a chair and a screen
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 19,399

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'07 R6
'02 KLX110(tarded)








Send a message via ICQ to Chubby Racer Send a message via AIM to Chubby Racer Send a message via MSN to Chubby Racer Send a message via Yahoo to Chubby Racer
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

Montana's speed limit used to be "wise and prudent" or something like that, but they've since cut it down to 75.
__________________
A motorcycle is a joy machine. It's a machine of wonders, a metal bird, a motorized prosthetic. It's light and dark and shiny and dirty and warm and cold lapping over each other; it's a conduit of grace, it's a catalyst for bonding the gritty and the holy.

CMRA #302
Chubby Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2005, 12:40 AM   #10
Hainess
Biggest Poser
 
Join Date: May 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 531












Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

did yall pay attention to the countys? thats not even in harris?
Hainess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2005, 09:10 AM   #11
The Menace
We Fly HI
 
The Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,085


Bike(s):
CR250,CR450,Kx125 Fmx out, and 2 50's 1 real 1 knock off









Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

it will be in harris soon though i will start through the katy area all the way to downtown when they get done with I10
The Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2005, 02:44 PM   #12
Jester
Senior Member
 
Jester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 336


Bike(s):
400EX, 90 Mini, R1









Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

Yes, I can drive 85!! :biggthumpup:

JZ
Jester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #13
KiNG $h!T
Fugkwhacha heard!!!!
 
KiNG $h!T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: With YA MoM!!!
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 2,965

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
MIA!!!









Send a message via AIM to KiNG $h!T
Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

hhahah ill push 90 lol :biggthumpup:
KiNG $h!T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2005, 03:53 PM   #14
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by po-po 5.0
Montana's speed limit used to be "wise and prudent" or something like that, but they've since cut it down to 75.
I've been to Montana and if I remember correctly, didn't they at one point in time not even have a speed limit?
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2005, 06:39 PM   #15
The Menace
We Fly HI
 
The Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,085


Bike(s):
CR250,CR450,Kx125 Fmx out, and 2 50's 1 real 1 knock off









Re: Texas will have country's highest speed limit?

i think so but wasent out in the middel of no were also
The Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy