Nevada raises speed limit to 80 MPH on I-80 near Reno

- The state of Nevada raises its speed limit to 80-miles-per-hour.

Workers began replacing the 75 miles-per-hour markers with the new speed limit.
   
But it's restricted to a 130-mile stretch of the state's main east-west highway, the I -80 just east of Reno
   
Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah in allowing people to drive that fast in mostly rural areas.
   
The *highest speed limit in the U.S. is 85 miles per hour, on a Texas toll road from Austin to San Antonio.
   
The highest in the world is 87 miles-per-hour in Poland and Bulgaria.

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