If They Built a 85 MPH Highway in Acadiana, Would You Do 85?
You won't find a speed limit as high as 85 miles per hour anywhere in Louisiana. In this state, the maximum is 70 miles per hour (though some county roads may have high speed limits).
That's not the case in other states – in fact, 31 states in the U.S. have speed limits maximums over 70 miles per hour. Fourteen states actually have speed limits that go up to 80 miles per hour.
Well, one 130-mile stretch of Texas Highway 130 opened yesterday with a speed limit of 85 miles per hour.
Ho-lee. The state of Texas says the road is safe – but it still sounds a little crazy to us.
We're not sure – sounds a little fast to us. We'd rather hang back at 55.