Drivers, start your engines! Not too long ago, people were unable to imagine ever being able to drive over 70 mph legally, but since 1995, over 35 states have upped the speed limit to 80 mph.
In some states, a lot faster. As you and your family head out on your big road trip this summer, you might be worried you’ll run into some heavy traffic! Plus, lets face it, you love driving fast! Well,in case you’re wanting to redline it and not go to jail, we have compiled a list of America’s fastest highways, most of which are long, open stretches that connect major urban centers, according to Yahoo Autos.
So, all you’ll have to worry about is getting to your destination safely! Protip: steer clear from D.C and Alaska, because these are the states that have the lowest top speeds in America!
California, State Route 73
State Route 73 is a limited access toll road on the PCH, within Orange County and the San Diego freeway.
This highway is located between Montgomery and Mobile Alabama. It was originally designed for hurricane evacuation, and though locals say that there are constantly cops on this road, if you’re driving through while there’s a big football game on, they will likely be working (or watching) it.
Oklahoma, State Highway 33
With an average speed of about 87 miles per hour, this highway is located just Northwest of Oklahoma City.
Located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this stretch of the highway is lined with meatpacking plants! However, there aren’t usually a ton of cops on it, so as long as you’re going fast enough you may not even be able to smell it!
Montana, Interstate 90
You can observe the wildlife in Montana as you take interstate 90! The speed limit is posted as 80 mph!
The average speed on this road is 81 mph. This road is heading into Detroit from the I-275/I-96 interchange to Telegraph Road.
Arizona, Route 79
Between Saguaro National Park And Phoenix, you’ll find that the average speed of drivers is about 88 mph!
Texas, State Highway 130
This highway definitely retains that Texan “wild west” feel, with the highest speed limit posted in all of the USA- it is 80 miles per hour with one specific section of the highway being 85 mph!