AUSTIN -- The fastest highway in the state has already seen one of the fastest speeds ever. A test driver hit 220 miles per hour Tuesday on SH 130, the new toll road from east of Seguin to Georgetown.
The driver, in a Cadillac by Hennessey Performance, hit the high speed to test the toll tag cameras. They snap a picture of your license plate so you can get a bill in the mail, if you don't have a toll tag. Even at speeds far exceeding the legal 85 miles per hour limit, the cameras still worked, so you can run, but you can't hide from the toll.
The cameras do not track a car's speed because that is against state law. DPS says troopers will be out to monitor the new toll road, just like they patrol every other highway in the state, however, a spokesperson couldn't say how many officers would be out there at a given time. Other counties and cities do have jurisdiction and will be patrolling the toll road as well, the spokesperson said.