If you've been a round the Jersey Shore, you know that the traditional traffic day from hell has always been Friday, but is that still the truth? It seems like over the past few years the Friday madness may have actually lessened a bit. So, what is the reason behind it? Less people coming to the Jersey Shore on the weekends?

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Anyone who lives in a beach town can tell you the amount of people coming to the Jersey Shore on the weekends hasn't diminished, and that's really good news (unless you need to find a parking spot). So why is there less traffic on our summer Friday roadways?

Well, here's a theory that makes sense. Visitors got so sick of sitting in Friday traffic heading to the Shore, they started leaving on Thursday, and the folks who were sick of the traffic heading north Sunday nights, they started staying over and heading straight to work on Monday morning.

And let's not forget good old Saturday mornings, which have always created

So now we don't have the one bad traffic day south and one north. Now we have two each. The good news, the Friday (south and Sunday night (north) traffic is less. The bad news, we have 4 days of traffic to think about.

And how about the rankings? We asked travelers and traffic experts to chime in on the topic, put their info together and deduced that good old Friday is still the worst traffic summer traffic day at the Jersey Shore. It's better than it was, but still the most popular day to avoid the Parkway.

Here are the rankings. Do you agree? The worst summer traffic days are...

#1 Friday

#2 Sunday night

#3 Saturday morning

#4 Thursday

# 5 Monday early morning

And to tell you the truth, we should have a whole new outlook of traffic this summer. After all we've been through, we can use the business!

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