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So -- -- an American stretch of highway today where you can drive 85 miles an hour and it's legal.
Some argue it's not Smart -- Casey Stegall live -- mustang ridge Texas near Austin.
How they reach 85 Casey why that number.
Will -- you know everything is bigger in Texas so why are our speed limits not going to be that fast this.
In all seriousness the state Department of Transportation settled.
Oil and 85 for the -- -- -- right over here because it's a brand new wide open stretch of road.
41 miles to be exact between two very busy cities.
Austin and San Antonio.
The current choice is interstate 35 to get to and from there is very congested and the speed limits are not that -- So now -- state highway 130 runs parallel to 35 and get this it will cut that to -- drive.
We feel like this is a good deal for the state of Texas they're getting a brand new world class highway.
At no cost -- the taxpayers and also we're going to be providing congestion relief for folks up and down the -- 35 core.
No cost to taxpayers by the way because this was built by a private company and it will be paid for through the told revenue.
-- little cost -- a little more than six bucks one way.
To make the drive and a lot of people say it money well spends when you're gonna cut the drive time -- there are concerns about safety what are you hearing about that Casey.
-- bill there are you know -- -- and Texas right now are the only two states that have speed limits of eighty miles per hour on some roads and win this opens later this afternoon.
It will be the fastest in the country and experts we talked to with the governor highway safety association.
Say that higher speed limits are attributed to higher number of fatal accidents and the group tells us.
That some thirteen thousand people die each year in speed related crashes and they fear the number will go up especially.
If other states.
Follow texas' suit listen it is.
Faxon and I and the concern is that this may spread to other places.
Legislators and other states may hear about this and not know the details -- not realize that it's a relatively small.
And may want to increase that speed in their states as well.
-- -- says that their data shows the opposite bill they say when they've seen speed limits go up they've seen the number of crashes.
Go down I'll tell back to you so it's a whole new flux capacitor happening now.
There near Austin I wanna -- I wanna get out there later put the pedal to the metal -- or did your shot thanks -- still.
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