Been a tradition in rural Texas since cars first came. Never had a problem with it. Seen DPS pull over on the shoulder to let folks by. The folks pulling over are able to see ahead, if there is an obstruction, they simply don't pull over right then.See that also in other rural states. Scares the hell out of me, no telling what they will hit on the shoulder that will cause them to veer back on the road.
See that also in other rural states. Scares the hell out of me, no telling what they will hit on the shoulder that will cause them to veer back on the road. Also think of the guy that pulled across the road then abruptly turned right in front of vehicles behind. "Well everybody knows I live here".
Triangle lane?? Do you mean the HOV lane?
Also, the SPEED LIMIT is just that... the "LIMIT". Anything beyond that limit is subject to a moving violation. No one is stopping you from going over it, but if you get pulled over for 61 in a 60 it is technically speeding and you can get a ticket especially if the cop is having a bad day.
Posted speeds are partly based on the roadway's design speed of curve lengths and sight distances. It is a CYA baseline for the state so that when you tear yourself up into pieces exceeding this limit; it's on you, not them. Texas highways are typically designed for 75 mph speeds, thus to be extra careful we sign it down to 60 or 70 mph on the high end. Take a curve at 90 mph in a 60 mph zone, you are asking for a date with the ditch fairy.