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    A stretch of Texas highway may soon be the first road in the country to have a posted 85 mph speed limit.

    I may have to visit Austin just to run this road down to SA. for some Tex-mex.

    Eighty-five mph would be the second-highest posted speed limit in the world, according to the European auto rental firm Rhino Car Hire, Reuters reported. Some roads in Poland reportedly allow speeds of about 86 mph.

    Texas hopes the faster toll road will help relieve one of the country's most congested interstates, between Austin and San Antonio.

    "It's in a straight, flat area," TxDOT spokesman Mark Cross told Yahoo. "Safety is a priority. We want to make sure people understand that."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    A stretch of Texas highway may soon be the first road in the country to have a posted 85 mph speed limit.

    I may have to visit Austin just to run this road down to SA. for some Tex-mex.
    It isn't the speed that is dangerous, it's the loose nuts behind the wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    It isn't the speed that is dangerous, it's the loose nuts behind the wheel.
    The short between the seat cushion and the key switch....
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    I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.
    Maybe what you need in a nice Friday afternoon on I-35 in Austin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Maybe what you need in a nice Friday afternoon on I-35 in Austin.
    best not to be in any hurry fer sur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.
    Except maybe the tire store.
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    Once upon a time, when I was young and had my Hemi Roadrunner.

    Now, we're happy to just set the cruise at a bit over 70. That's good enough.
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    Straight and flat? sounds like a perfect opportunity for a case of


    HIGHWAY HYPNOSIS!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck58 View Post
    Once upon a time, when I was young and had my Hemi Roadrunner.

    Now, we're happy to just set the cruise at a bit over 70. That's good enough.
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    best not to be in any hurry fer sur.
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    I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.
    I was thinking the other day I want a bumper sticker that says:
    I'm not tired, I'm RETIRED-
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