Will New Jersey Retire its Convoluted Left Turn Lanes?

Matt Flegenheimer reports that a bill making its way through the State Senate could ban the jughandle - New Jersey's "signature driving quirk."
February 6, 2013, 5am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Jughandles are the odd traffic formations that require completing a right-hand loop to make a left turn. While present in other states, they're as popular in New Jersey as a couple of popular rock figures from the 1970s and 80s.  

"After more than a half-century, though, the jughandle — so intertwined with the Garden State that it is also called a 'Jersey left' — faces a threat," writes Flegenheimer. "On Monday, a proposal to ban future jughandles cleared the State Senate’s transportation committee, allowing for a full vote and prompting a zealous debate over the state’s signature driving quirk."

“I’m from New Jersey for 60 years,” said Daniel Gaskill, who operates the Princeton Driving School. “Jughandles are part of our culture.”

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Published on Monday, February 4, 2013 in The New York Times
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