Speed limits

  • Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)

    California could introduce no-speed limit lanes on two local highways. The state is considering the construction of new lanes on Interstate 5 and State Route 99 that would not have speed limits. The news comes from local CBS News affiliate CBS 13, which reported Monday that a new bill introduced in the state legislature by Republican state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach would require the department of transportation to build two additional lanes, north and southbound, on both highways. No speed limits would be present on the lanes, while the existing lanes would remain capped at 65 mph. The bill's...

  • Australia's Northern Territory. Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Prince Roy
    Australia's Northern Territory Government Trials Return To Open Speed Limit

    Even if it weren't home to the Nürburgring Nordschleife and dozens of iconic performance cars, Germany would still be a mecca for car enthusiasts due to its selection of de-restricted Autobahn freeways. Hitting triple-figure velocities without falling foul of the law is a speed freak's dream...

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    Nevada Considers Its Own 85 MPH Speed Limit

    If you’ve ever driven across Nevada, you know this as fact: outside of cities like Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks and Carson City, the state isn’t exactly overcrowded. In fact, there are vast stretches of open road, where it’s still possible to drive for long periods of time without even...

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    Texas Green-Lights The 85 MPH Speed Limit

    On August 30, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to approve a speed limit of 85 miles per hour on a 41-mile stretch of toll road linking Austin and San Antonio. While most drivers welcome the new speed limit as a way of getting from point A to point B more expeditiously (at the cost of...

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    Texas Highway Could Be First In U.S. With 85 MPH Speed Limit

    Modern cars are faster, more fuel-efficient, safer and more nimble than their counterparts of decades past, yet modern highway speed limits fail to take this into consideration. Given the poor condition of many U.S. highways, combined with the distracted drivers using them (and the general...

  • 75 mph speed limit sign. Photo via Flickr user CountyLemonade/CC2.0
    Maine Now Only Eastern State With 75 MPH Speed Limit

    If you're a fan of driving fast (legally) on the interstate, you're generally going to prefer states west of the Mississippi--except, now, for one small part of Maine. Why? Because a section of Interstate 95 in the northeastern corner of the state today bumped up the limit from 65 mph to 75 mph...

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