Carl Craft

Carl Craft

Carl Craft

According to a new survey of insurance quotes the worst drivers in New Jersey are in Brick and Howell.

According to a new study on driving habits in the state: The state’s worst drivers are in Brick. The study was done by Lending Tree, they based it on insurance quotes (which take into account tickets, accidents, and DUI’s).  Brick, New Jersey ranks worst in the state.  But that’s not it… the northern Jersey Shore dominates that list of worst drivers in the entire state.

Our local towns are at the top of the list of worst drivers in the entire state. Brick is worst. Followed by Howell and then Jackson. Woodbridge, Middletown, Toms River and Lakewood comes in 7th worst.

Wait, LAKEWOOD is 7th?  Ummmmm… my guess is Lending Tree has never – not ONCE – driven in Lakewood recently… Damn!

Best drivers in the state, according to Lending Tree: North Bergen; across the river from mid-town Manhattan.  Really?

Shockingly (to me), 4 of the top five driving towns are in northern New Jersey.  Vineland was second… followed by Hackensack, Elizabeth and Paterson.

  • Police get funding for plate readers

    The state police has been using license plate reading devices to crack down on car thefts – they say it’s been working; reducing thefts or catching thieves is up 16% in the past 6 months.  The state say it’s rolling out budget to cover more license plate reading technology.  Every county in the state will receive 600 grand to implement and expand the use and the State Police is receiving three-million-dollars to implement readers along major roadways throughout the state.

  • Rutgers contract deal reached

    Negotiators for both sides in the contract dispute between Rutgers University and its three faculty unions say a tentative agreement has been struck in the standoff.  Yesterday, union leaders voted to approve contract language that was finalized Friday with the university.  They say union members can vote on the tract in the next few days.  The tentative agreement — which was reached the day before the final day of classes — would end the first strike by faculty in Rutgers’ 257-year history.

  • Localized flooding due to rain

    Local streams and rivers are at their max thanks to basically three straight days of rain.  Officials are warning drivers to not cross deeply flooded roads.  Flooding should subside as the day progresses as the rain has finally ended and streams can get back to normal before the next rain arrives as scattered showers tomorrow morning.  Howell saw 4.5 inches of rain.  5 inches in Toms River.  5.5 in Tinton Falls.  Lotta rain.

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