A Texas lawmaker
has introduced legislation to improve road safety by lowering the
speed limit on the state’s narrow two-lane farm-to-market roads
with no improved shoulders.
by state Sen. Steve Ogden, R-College Station, reduces car and truck
speeds from 70 mph to 60 mph during the day and 65 mph to 55 mph
Ogden told The
Bryan-College Station Eagle he thought a lower speed limit on
such roads, which make up 11 percent of Texas traffic but 16 percent
of traffic deaths, would cut fatalities.