I've made no secret of the fact that a lot of my pet peeves revolve around inconsiderate drivers. But now that we're officially past the unofficial start to summer at the shore, there is an obvious change in driving habits through Ocean County.

The habits are a lot of things that we're used to, it's just that they're a lot more common this time of year.

Today, I had to drive out to Philadelphia International Airport to pick up a friend, and before I even hit the Turnpike exit on 195, I experienced the following:

  • A driver with New York plates weaving in and out of lanes to get as far ahead as possible. Tailgating, cutting people off, and going at breakneck speed.
  • Someone with PA plates almost run me off the road because she was texting and drifting into my lane.
  • A NJ driver in the left lane going nearly 15 MPH under the speed limit, causing a backup of traffic and forcing drivers to dangerously pass on the right.
  • A bad accident on 537. I'm talking airbags, front end totally crushed and a large emergency services response. If I had to guess, I'd say someone in a rush to get to Great Adventure.

And this was all in the span of less than 40 miles.

It's amazing how the influx of vehicles seems to exponentially make the roads more dangerous.

What bad driving habits do you see increase with the annual increase of traffic? Tell us in the comments section!


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