Living in Ocean County means driving roads like the Garden State Parkway, Route 37, Route 9 and more, all of which have one thing in common: mergers.
I face quite a few melting points on my commute to work, and while some days are a breeze, others are not so easy. Some drivers work their way to the front of the line instead of waiting for traffic to slip through. Others behave in opposite ways and let everyone walk past them. Both of these situations actually lead to longer delays, and when you have a place to go it gets really frustrating.
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What are the craziest mergers you come across while driving? Right away, I think of the point where the Garden State Parkway merges with Route 37. I wrote about how the intersection of Route 166 and Route 37 drives me crazy, and the Parkway leaves right before it. It can get stressful sometimes!
How do you deal with pilots that cannot merge? It’s hard because you can’t control the actions of others, but at the same time, you just want everyone to share the road and drive safely. And don’t even get me started on drivers who don’t use their turn signals – that’s a whole different blog post. Sometimes I take a few deep breaths when it gets crazy, and if someone is aggressively fighting to merge and cut me, I allow it – because it’s not worth an accident.
There will soon be a lot more cars on the road with Memorial Day weekend – so do you have any ideas on how to keep your cool when bad merge situations arise?
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