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Urban Planet: The Fastest Speed Limit in the US

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Texas is home to the fastest speed limit in the United States. Last month, commissioners voted to raise the speed limit to 85 m.p.h. (roughly 137 k.p.h) on a section of State Highway 130 between the Austin and San Antonio. In a state where the law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets was repealed, this comes as no surprise. As New York Times author Manny Fernandez puts it, “Texans do not necessarily love speed so much as they hate limits.”

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