Beware Of Hogs On High-Speed Texas Highway

SAN ANTONIO (October 30, 2012)—Warning signs will be posted along a stretch of Texas toll road with the nation's highest speed limit after at least three incidents in which vehicles collided with animals in the first few days of the new 85-mile-per-hour limit.

The private company that runs the 41-mile portion of Texas Highway 130 said Tuesday temporary electronic message boards will be used until permanent signs can be installed.

SH 130 Concession Co., spokesman Chris Lippincott said the company decided to put up the signs based on early driving experiences on the north-south freeway designed as a bypass around Austin, the 85-mile-per-hour portion of which opened last week.

Authorities say there have been at least three collisions, including two with wild hogs.

No one in the vehicles was hurt.


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