Because the GOP Senator from Toms River, James Holzapfel, must think our state’s priorities are how we drive, even though many New Jerseyans don’t have jobs to drive to, he’s introduced legislation to eliminate an icon of the Garden State, the jughandle.
I’m not a traffic engineer, but I kind of like the jughandle. It elminates the need to drive across oncoming traffic on a busy highway. And it’s a New Jersey original.
If you think jughandle turns are a pain, how about the “hook turn”, where in order to turn right on a four lane highway, you start out in the left lane? Click on the image for details. (Keep in mind that the sign is from Australia where they drive on the left. So you’re crossing three lanes of traffic to make the right turn.)