"ANYBODY HERE FROM 'JERSEY?" "Yeah.. I'm from New Jersey." "Oh yeah? What Exit?" >rim-shot<
Here in the GUARD RAIL STATE (the Garden State) we 'get the joke'.
For the 3rd SMALLEST State in the Union New Jersey has More Highways than any other state. ..virtually Every Town (no matter how small) is connected to every other by some highway or another making it a cinch to pin-point virtually any location using a Highway # & Exit, including your own house.
Long way 'round the barn just to say, 5 days a week twice a day, I drive Ted to work, about 25 miles each way (A HUNDRED MILES A DAY ) and all of them MAJOR Roadways from between 6 & 12 lanes of HIGH SPEED Traffic (often bumper to bumper @ 60MPH (or worse still bumper to bumper @ a dead standstill ) I take the GSP, US46, US20, & I80 going and coming and each highway intersects several others (Lots of entrances & exits.. lots of POTENTIAL accidents waiting to happen... any of which can turn the a highway into a parking lot in a matter of minutes.)
So one morning I'm wingin' past the local State Trooper Baracks and I spot their new Over-Road LED Display with the message: "511 KNOW Before You Go"
IT'S A FREAKIN' GOD-SEND!
In 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 511 as the national travel information telephone number. As of October 31, 2009 there were forty-one 511 services available to the traveling public operating in 35 states, two Canadian provinces and one Canadian territory. This translates into 511 services being available to over 166 million Americans and almost 7 million Canadians.
Yeah... ...and WINTER hasn't even set-in ...so far.
That's why I figured I'd share the 511 Link with anyone in the same situation I'm in...
There's no way to stop the aggressive driving behavior during morning & evening rush hours, After all "S_IT HAPPENS" moment by moment, but it still helps to see which roads to avoid in advance when at all possible.
I have map dyslexia. Cannot read them. I also do not understand North, South, East, West type of directions. Just tell me about the landmarks (Micky D's, Wawa's, hospital, CVS, etc.).
I hate circles. I will drive 100 miles out of the way to avoid them. Thank the Lord I memorized all the back roads in 2 counties. My favorite back road to avoid traffic & circles is driving through miles of corn fields to get to the navy base with never a flat tire.
I can't recall where you're located... ...however,I thought NJ was the only state still using "Circles" to route traffic...?
You're not the only one that finds them a devil to negotiate. There are even diagrams that may help. __________
I'm slightly dyslexic... mainly DIRECTIONALLY I know North from South, but I couldn't point RIGHT or LEFT with a gun pointed to my head!
Funny how that shyte slipped by our Grade School teachers way-back-when we were growing up
I ALWAYS hesitate long enough to remember which hand I write with... sometimes you don't have the luxury of that 1/2 second hesitation while speeding down a crowded hiway following someone's directions.
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