That's right, there's a 40 mile stretch of a toll road between Austin and San Antonio where you will be able to legally drive 85 miles per hour — the highest speed limit on any highway in the U.S. Since 1995, 35 states have raised speed limits to 70 MPH or higher on some portion of their highways.
Then, what is the highest posted speed limit in the United States?
What is the speed limit in America?
|State or territory||Freeway (rural)||Freeway (urban)|
|Texas||75–85 mph (121–137 km/h)||55–75 mph (89–121 km/h)|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||–||–|
|Utah||75–80 mph (121–129 km/h)||55–70 mph (89–113 km/h)|
|Vermont||65 mph (105 km/h)||55 mph (89 km/h)|
What state has the fastest speed limit?
In some states, a lot faster. Despite the objections of safety advocates, Texas now has both the single fastest highway in the country — a toll road with an 85 mph speed limit — as well as the fastest average allowable speed (78.3 mph) when you factor in all its various limited-access roads.