Posted by: Celandine
KNOW Before You GO - 12/04/13 03:18 PM
"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!
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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.