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We Wanted To Find Out How Fast You Can Go In NJ Before You Get A Ticket

I don't think that many would argue that it feels like driving on Ocean County's roads is scarier than ever. Between texting, speeding, and, well, this mess, it sometimes feels like you almost have to speed just to keep up with what's going on around you.

So I asked a few friends of mine who are police officers or who work with police what the wiggle room is before you're guaranteed a ticket.

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Lakewood Scoop
Lakewood Scoop
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New Jersey Shore Parkway Exit in the Works

Thanks to the green light from the Board of Freeholders, one Parkway exit will be a full exchange.

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Parkway exit 105
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Garden State Parkway Exit 105 in Tinton Falls to Close For Two Months

If you travel the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County, be aware of this closure!

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Rene Munoz with his mother  Denise. (Denise Castellitto-Munoz via Facebook)
Rene Munoz with his mother Denise. (Denise Castellitto-Munoz via Facebook)
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Couple killed when car rear ended on Parkway

The couple were pronounced dead at the scene after their stopped car was hit from behind in the center lane.

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A SUV driven by Jack DeCarlo of Hamilton (Mercer) after a dumbell went throgh the windshield as he drove on the NJ Turnpike
A SUV driven by Jack DeCarlo of Hamilton (Mercer) after a dumbell went throgh the windshield as he drove on the NJ Turnpike (CBS Philly)
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After dumbbell incident on Turnpike, hammer hits car on Parkway

For the second time this month, a flying heavy object has crashed into a car on a major state highway.

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Google Maps
Google Maps
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Do You Use E-ZPass Or Cash On The Garden State Parkway?

We've had some constructive Parkway conversations lately. First, I shared my choices for the worst stretches of the roadway. Then, we had a debate about the merits of going Express or Local. But I found one thing surprising through the course of the conversations - the number of people who mentioned not using E-ZPass.

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Toms River Police Officer Brett Hansen (Toms River PD)
Toms River Police Officer Brett Hansen (Toms River PD)
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Toms River police officer undergoing post-crash surgery, fundraising for family begins

Toms River police rally around a young brother in blue whose life hangs in the balance of a series of surgeries, following a crash on the Garden State Parkway in the earliest hour of this past Wednesday. A crowdfunding effort is under way to assist his family.

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Google Maps
Google Maps
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Local Or Express – What’s Your Parkway Preference?

Last week we talked about the stretches of the Garden State Parkway that I think are the worst to drive. Today, let's stay on the Parkway but talk about your favored strategy for getting north.

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A sign for the newly completed exit 89 on the Garden State Parkway
A sign for the newly completed exit 89 on the Garden State Parkway (Justin Louis, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The 5 Worst Stretches Of The Garden State Parkway

For many Ocean County residents, it's the main artery between the Shore and the rest of New Jersey, whether North or South. While the Garden State Parkway has indeed made many improvements over the last few years in particular, there are still stretches of the roadway that can lead to white-knuckle rides...

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GSP Exit 100
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Another Jersey Shore Garden State Parkway Exit Change

Heads up if you're traveling the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County, as two exits change numbers.

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