Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
The drive on I-20 between Odessa and El Paso is always fun. The speed limit is 80mph and most of the time you can do 100mph+ without worrying about being ticketed for it. You still have to be careful though; we almost nailed a cow at 85mph when driving out to Carlsbad once. Hit the brake so hard we fishtailed and everyone flew forward.
Yeah exactly. There are pretty firm safety reasons for the speed being higher in rural areas.
Anyway, check this out which also happened in TX:
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On May 9th, I was driving on south Interstate 45 from Dallas to Houston at 5 in the morning. It was pitch black outside and as I came over a small hill in the road, there were 6 cattle standing across the freeway. I was traveling 65-70 miles an hour and I did not have time to react and swerve away from the cows. I hit and killed 3 of the cows.
That guys F-150:
You guys were lucky! Trucks like the newer F-150s are built with rigidity in mind and come with fully boxed frames, I couldn't have imagine hitting three 1000lb+ cows in a Minivan at 80Mph+.