Drive 85 mph on State Highway 130 in Texas today and you won't be getting a ticket. It's the legal limit on this 40-mile stretch of a new toll road between Austin and San Antonio. It's not free-if you feel the need for speed the price tag is $6.17 one way.
Texas already has 80 mph limits on some highways, 75 mph on others, yet the speeds are a sedate 55 to 65 mph on through cities and towns.
Why 85 mph on this road? It's a toll road, built by a private company Cintra-Zachry, to Texas...Full Story