Traffic Incident I Witnessed On Route 35 In Lavallette, NJ Caused My Jaw To DROP!
During one of my daily walks with my oh-so-adorable dog Carolina, I witnessed a bit of an incident on Route 35 in Lavallette.
My jaw was on the floor.
So to help you visualize the incident, take a look at the image below.
Carolina and I we were walking on the right side of the road approaching the four-way intersection. A group of bike riders stopped at the stop sign and were looking to cross the road.
The purple car came to a stop -- as you are supposed to -- to let the riders cross.
The blue car behind him honked his horn.
And this wasn't a regular honk....he held that sucker down so it sounded like "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNKKKKKK!!!" which in New Jersey, is a clear message.
It is almost like giving the bird with your car horn. Yowza.
In response, the other surrounding drivers and even nearby walkers started giving this guy the most perplexed looks because this is the definition of unnecessary.
The driver of the blue car then continued on with his tantrum by rolling his window down, throwing his hands up in the air and yelling this:
"There is no crosswalk at this intersection!"
The driver in the red car finally had enough and yelled, "Pedestrians have the right away! What is your problem?!"
The driver of the green car then followed up by screaming, "You didn't want to let the other group of people at the last crosswalk cross safely either!" He then looks to the cop that was on patrol and said, "Please, pull this guy over. He is causing problems for everyone!"
For so many people to get worked up by this one car means that he was probably causing issues throughout his entire drive down Route 35.
Listen buddy...you were driving in the heart of a beach town where pedestrians cross at all hours of the day.
AND IT IS NOT EVEN "IN SEASON" YET! Imagine how much more crowded it will be when people are walking and riding their bikes to and from the beach all day long.
Kids and teenagers will be all over the place, riding their bikes and crossing the same street you threw a temper tantrum on.
Plus, families will be playing cornhole, basketball and other games out in front of their homes as the weather gets warmer.
Anytime you are in a beach town, you should be going slow and steady because there are people and activities happening everywhere.
One thing I love about living down here is that everyone is in such a good mood because we are right by the beach.
So maybe you should also change your mindset to a more positive one like those who are surrounding you. So you have to wait an extra two minutes so teenagers can safely cross the road....what is the big deal?
Your rage can get someone seriously hurt.
So stick to the Garden State Parkway next time so us beach-town people can enjoy our haven safely and in peace.
Thank you in advance.
Nicole S. Murray
While we are on the topic of the road, let's take a look at the good old days.