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Speed limit increase to 85 mph on Texas highways

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Texas - Texas could soon have the highest speed limit in the nation.

The state house approved a bill Wednesday that would allow the speed limit on some highways to be raised to 85 MPH.

Supporters say the increased speed would be beneficial for people who travel long distances across the state.

But some auto insurers say raising the limit that high could make roads much more dangerous.

Lawmakers say the measure, which is part of a larger transportation bill, must pass engineering testing and other studies before the Texas Department of Transportation authorizes it.

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