If you love the feeling of driving fast on the open road, you’ve probably wondered (or maybe even dreamed about) where all of the places are with speed limits higher than the typical 65 MPH. Well, last year, a 40-mile stretch of toll road between Austin and San Antonio raised their speed limit to the highest in the country, at a whopping 85 MPH.
According to an article on CNBC, since 1995, 35 states have raised their speed limits to 70 MPH or higher on some portion of their highways. We generally associate faster speeds with more dangerous and deadly accidents, but the statistics show that traffic fatalities in the US have been decreasing in recent years.
At SafeAuto Insurance, we urge our customers to always drive safely and of course, to always drive with insurance. But we want to hear what you think. Is 80 MPH too fast? Not fast enough? Do you think we’ll see speed limits of 90 or 100 MPH? Fill us in on your thoughts on our Facebook page.