Howell man hurt in Old Bridge crash

Howell man hurt in Old Bridge crash

There are 4 comments on the Asbury Park Press story from Feb 21, 2010, titled Howell man hurt in Old Bridge crash. In it, Asbury Park Press reports that:

Police have identified a 44-year-old Howell man as the driver who was injured early Monday morning when his sport-utility vehicle skidded on a patch of ice and overturned on Route 18 South.

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#1 Feb 25, 2010
It boggles my mind how people drive in this state. You need to entrust the fact that I have never had so much as a moving violation, pulled over for speeding or point on my license. What is jaw dropping is that I originally had my license in NYC, the #1 state of the worse drivers. Guess who comes in second?First of all, who the heck is so important that you need to drive while talking on the cell phone. There is NO reason. Before you start declaring, "It may be an emergency," chances are you are full of it because it is way too few and far in between. In the event there is an emergency, what can you possibly do that helps that emergency? If you have kids on their own accord, shouldn't they be calling 911? If they are in a hospital, they are in a safe place. Now if 911 or the hospital calls you, wouldn't it behoove you to set your cell phone on multiple rings, pull over the side of the road and talk?Now for tailgating. I live in a complex that does not have a jug handle. I must get in the left lane to make that turn. What is it that you think you are going to accomplish tailgating me and/or flashing your lights? Where is it that is so important that you feel the need to jeoapardize my life and could possibly hurt you or put you in a law suit? Spare me that you are mobile. You aren't mobile. You are LATE. So now I have to pay the price because you are right up the end of my car.What is more exruciating than that is whether I am in a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder vehicle, to leave my complex I MUST get in the left lane for the u-turn at Ferry Road onto Route 18 north. These cars can be a football field away and me on the pedal to the floor and still you feel the need to be on my tail.You have to ask yourself: If I am in an accident, A) you and I are not going anywhere. B) Are you willing to jeopardize your automobile insurance and home owner's insure to pay my way? You are essentially risking the very food you feed your family to tailgate me. The speed limit is 55 mph not 70, 55 mph.The recent accident was a Howell man going on a ramp from Route 9 to Route 18. It was about 4 AM. Every channel and for observation purposes, talk about black ice. Jeeps are known to turn over. Now I don't know this guy but in instances like that I would be doing 20 mph if that especially in cold conditions at 4 AM.The left lane is not called the FAST lane. It is called the PASSING lane. You see it all the time on The Garden State Parkway.Someone said I needed to give courtesy for flashing lights behind my car and tailgating. I owe courtesy to a wreckless driver???If someone is tailgating me I NEVER break but you can bet I put my foot of the accelerator. My goal is that this person gets so frustrated he passes me from the right lane. 9 times out of 10 it works. I do not flip the bird or even look at the person. Once in a blue moon a person will go around me and cut me off close as if to teach me a lesson. The last time I checked, the purpose of a vehicle is to get from point A to point B within the legal limits and not hurt anyone. It is NOT to teach me a lesson because that person is so twisted on the road.I have contact the Old Bridge police department on many occasions to give out tickets CONSTANTLY. It seems it has fallen on deaf ears. Apparently saving a human life is NOT important.And lastly, I saw a police officer hiding behind the overpass at the junction of Route 19 and Route 18 North. Why he was sitting there with his arm extended on the car seat and laughing on those wonderful cell phones. Meanwhile people are speeding in the left lane beyond 55 mph. They even brake when they see them. Nice. Real nice. It is eyebrow raising that I read that Old Bridge is 750K over the state cap in allowances.The person might say well than move out of NJ state. Your lips to God's ears. I am still trying to find that one fashionable and purposeful refrigerator card board box and drag it over the Delaware Memorial Bridge.Does anyone want me EZ Pass on my way out?

Bronx, NY

#2 Feb 25, 2010
Thank you, "Elaine" for your comment! I feel some sort of consolation to know that there are others who feel the same way as I do, especially someone who is originally from NY - the state that has one of the worst (or THEEE worst) reputation for crazy drivers. You should be a columnist - seriously! And hang in there!

Bronx, NY

#3 Feb 25, 2010
MOVE BACK ! with more and more NY'ers moving to Jersey what do you think is going to happen ! We might as will be the new Bronx baby !

Bayonne, NJ

#4 Mar 1, 2010
Most of the people who drive in this area are originally from New York, so there you have it!!!

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