Most states stop you at 65 or 70 MPH on the Highways, but Texas allows drivers to go much faster on one road in particular.
Just outside of Austin, Texas lies the fastest road in the entire United States at a speed limit of 85 MPH.
The 130 Toll Road South of Austin is where these speeds can legally be reached. The speed limits have prompted a debate if they are even safe, as most Texans drive limits pushing 90MPH.
Texas has been at the forefront of increasing the limits with the vast expansion of Interstates and Highways throughout the state as the population continues to grow.
The Toll Road goes from North of Georgetown all the way to San Antonio. You can go 85MPH for a good portion of the drive.
States like Illinois and Indiana have a maximum posted speed limit of 55MPH on urban interstates... this would increase your trip by tons of time.
Texas does have some strange traffic laws, however. Here are some of the strangest:
The city of Texarkana requires horses to have turn signals to legally be on the road.
Vehicles in Texas must have windshield wipers, but not a windshield (cue Jeep Wrangler lovers)