Texas lawmaker’s bid to improve road safety by lowering the speed
limit on the state’s narrow two-lane farm-to-market roads with no
improved shoulders has failed.
bill, written by state Sen. Steve Ogden, R-College Station, was
still in a Senate panel when the Legislature adjourned earlier this
would have reduced car and truck speeds from 70 mph to 60 mph during
the day and 65 mph to 55 mph at night.
told The Bryan-College Station Eagle he thinks a lower speed
limit on such roads, which make up 11 percent of Texas traffic but
16 percent of traffic deaths, would cut fatalities.