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Old 08-21-21, 11:24 AM
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Texas speed limit

Made good time this morning Yes Iím bragging about how fast we drive in Texas
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Old 08-21-21, 03:48 PM
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And this, on two lane farm roads...


Texas farm road... hey, slower at night... whoo hoo!
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Old 08-21-21, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
And this, on two lane farm roads...


Texas farm road... hey, slower at night... whoo hoo!
The night speed limit was abolished years ago. Just because you can go 70 mph doesnít mean you have to. Some roads I stick to 60 mph for safety. Yes some roads need a slower speed limit. When driving secondary highways and Iím stuck at 60 in neighboring states and I cross into Texas and go 75 I feel liberated I admit. But yes some farm roads here here are dangerous at 70 mph and should be lowered IMO. Except on downhill slopes in the hill country lol.
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Old 08-21-21, 05:01 PM
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I don't normally go that fast on the freeway. Wow
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Brings new meaning to "road" kill on those backroads with those dips....you don't want you drive on the other side of the hill.......
I loved the open beer while driving, is that still in effect there?
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The speed limit on most freeways and open highways here in California tops out at 70MPH. Most of the time when I'm driving on them when the traffic is light the cars treat that as a lower speed limit. 80MPH isn't unusual.
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Old 08-21-21, 05:56 PM
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The speed limit in Texas is "wide open".

Insert smiley if you know what I'm talking about.
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Old 08-21-21, 08:23 PM
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Yup, most DPS wait for the 100+ California sports car guy trying to take advantage of our freedom. 90 is ok just don’t disrespect Texas. Otherwise fast driving is how we cruise.
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Old 08-22-21, 12:01 AM
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Here in CA on the freeways we have a trailer speed limit thatís 10-15 slower than the cars. Results are pretty stupid
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Speed limit is a bit lower on the beach. They don't really enforce it.
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Old 08-22-21, 09:13 AM
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Same for CA only but only at one beach area
Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.
Speed limit is 15 MPH on the beach and within 50' of any camp or group of people.

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Old 08-22-21, 01:48 PM
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We have a Jeep doing 35 mph in the passing lane here making sure no one can get where they're going in a timely manner.
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Remember, distance to your destination in Texas is measured in Time.

But in the old days it was measured by beers.

Example: How long is it from San Antone ta Houston? Oh... That's about a four ta six beer drive at least...
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Here in CA on the freeways we have a trailer speed limit thatís 10-15 slower than the cars. Results are pretty stupid
Yeah, I have dealt with that time and time again... Motorists already hate trailers for blocking the view forward and using up "too much lane." Add in the lower speed limit and I swear car drivers get down right abusive.

Now, having said all that... I really don't like to tow at high speeds... and often seek farm roads, state highways and the like... as frankly, the interstates are boring, motorists want to drive at 10MPH over the speed limit, are crazy, and all the off ramp services are big corporation based... so I look for smaller highways where they exist, go through small towns, and really see America... and eat "Moms Home Cooking." where available.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
The speed limit on most freeways and open highways here in California tops out at 70MPH. Most of the time when I'm driving on them when the traffic is light the cars treat that as a lower speed limit. 80MPH isn't unusual.
Except that whole ďIn SoCal you can ski and surf in the same dayĒ thing is 99% of the time BS. Unless you ski or surf at 2 am so you can get a good amount in before rush hour.

Seeing a Lambo going 5 mph on the 405....

In some ways it was nice having so much of society think the sky was falling for awhile.
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Old 08-31-21, 08:52 AM
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I haven't seen speed limits being enforced in over a year. Every morning the right lane is goin 15 over and the other 2 are a race. I always thought the speed limits were fairly generous here in Texas, but this is getting scary.
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Remember, distance to your destination in Texas is measured in Time.

But in the old days it was measured by beers.

Example: How long is it from San Antone ta Houston? Oh... That's about a four ta six beer drive at least...
Yep...and they had trash cans hung at the end of each off ramp for you to dump your cans into so you could get rid of the evidence in case you were pulled over in the city limits.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Made good time this morning Yes Iím bragging about how fast we drive in Texas
Hitting the same 85 mph road tomorrow heading to Dallas to see GnR again. Skirts the I35 San Antonio / Austin corridor. Misses horrible traffic.. Same band a month later? Why not? lol Ö
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Texas is big on individual liberties, and light on personal responsibility or liability.

I'm surprised our Gubner Jade Helm Abbott hasn't pushed for a "constitutional travel" law to abolish the requirement for training, testing, licensing or insurance to drive, or to abolish laws requiring vehicle inspections. The most efficient way to decrease the population is through unfettered driving with zero expectations of competence. Texas is one of those states where you can freely kill pedestrians, cyclists, or anyone *not* in a motor vehicle by invoking the magic words "The pedestrian/cyclist came out of nowhere! I never saw them!" Case dismissed.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Texas law.
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Except that whole ďIn SoCal you can ski and surf in the same dayĒ thing is 99% of the time BS. Unless you ski or surf at 2 am so you can get a good amount in before rush hour.

Seeing a Lambo going 5 mph on the 405....

In some ways it was nice having so much of society think the sky was falling for awhile.
Hit the waves at 6AM, get out of the water at 8AM. Head home to change clothes and get some breakfast, put the skis in the car, leave at 10AM and you'll be at the ski resort in 2 hours (buy a 1/2-day ticket in advance). Take a hour to get up the ski lift and you'll be swooshing down on your first run at 1PM, last run will be about 5PM. Been there, done that just to say I did it!!
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Texas you leave at 6AM sweating sheets drive all day you are still in Texas sweating sheets at 10PM .
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