What is the speed limit on Texas highways?


Quick Answer

By law, the speed limit on Texas highways is 70 mph. However, some Texas highways that are built to handle higher speeds may have a maximum speed limit of 75 to 85 mph.

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The speed limit is determined by road engineering and the expected traffic of that area. The Texas Transportation Commission conducts regular traffic and engineering studies to determine if a road's current speed limit should remain in effect or be altered. All speed limits are posted on the highways, including signs when the speed limit changes. It is also possible for citizens to request a new speed limit test.

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