Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Jersey Stereotype # 9: New Jerseyans are the worst drivers in the US

Well, this made the news recently as New Jerseyans scored lowest in the country (even counting DC) on the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test. The highest score went to Kansas.This is one of those statistics that seems OK on paper, but not in practice. True, we may scare New Yorkers with our propensity to turn on red lights, but like this article says - if you were to take a driver from Kansas and plop them in the middle of the Pulaski Skyway or Route 42 during rush hour or ask them to navigate a traffic circle, or merge after paying a toll . . . that would be as funny as watching Clark Griswold try to get out of traffic circle in London as portrayed in National Lampoon's European Vacation.
"Hey kids! Look! There's Big Ben! And Parliament!"

This was a recent post - but click here to see what one pair of New Yorkers said about our driving skills.

After watching, remember it when you see a New York or Pennsylvania license plate on the Garden State Parkway going down the Shore!

And what does this have to do with North or South? Well we had a driving competition between a North and South Jersey girl for bragging rights. You'll have to see the film to see who won!

1 comment:

thasneem said...

It is foolish to try to divide it into two areas. All this does is identify which big cities have the most influence in which counties.
Just look at Ocean County. Everyone in Ocean County knows, that if you have to choose a line between north and south Jersey, it would be the mouth of the Toms River itself. Bay ville is not North Jersey.
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