As residents of Monmouth County, we've come to accept traffic. We don't like it, but it's become a way of life. However, when you add traffic to intersections that are nearly impossible to navigate without taking your own life in your hands, that's another story.

Let me start by saying whoever invented traffic circles needs a swift slap in the face. The most difficult areas of Monmouth County to travel in usually involve a circle. Maybe the traffic in these spots would be even worse without the circles. Who knows.

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From accidents to constant traffic backups, these are the Monmouth County intersections that we dread.

The Most Insane Intersections in Monmouth County

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