What is the Fastest Speed Limit in the United States?
Certain areas in Europe (such as the Autobahn in Germany) are known for not having speed limits, meaning drivers can drive as fast as they want without legal repercussion. In the United States, however, the speed limit is in place to ensure our safety. Some of us may feel capable of traveling at faster speeds, but that’s just how it is. What is the fastest speed limit in the United States? Read on to find out!
Since the federal government repealed the maximum speed limit of 55 mph in 1995, 35 states have raised their speed limits to 70 mph or higher. The fastest you’ll see on most roads is 75 mph, and even that’s uncommon. There is, however, one stretch of road where the speed limit sits at a speedy 85 mph. in Texas there is a 40-mile stretch of road between Austin and San Antonio where a speed limit of 85 mph is posted. If you’re looking for an area to test out the handling of your vehicle at high speeds, this is it. There are also specified areas on certain roads in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho where the speed limit is 80 mph.
Despite the high performance of Porsche vehicles that easily exceed any speed limit in the United States, we don’t encourage testing the top speed of your Porsche anywhere other than a closed race track. For more fun facts or helpful tips and tricks, get in touch with the team here at Porsche of Colorado Springs!