For many New Jersey residents, driving down the shore is part of their very summer being. It’s as natural as waking up and brushing their teeth. This year, more than ever, returning to the Jersey Shore is a symbol of triumph and strength after suffering devastation at the hands of Super Storm Sandy.
In less than 10 days, the Jersey Shore will officially open its beaches on Memorial Day Weekend and kick off the 2013 Summer season. Along with the smiles and splashes in the ocean waters, however, comes the traffic and delays on the roads. And while I am sure it will be a welcome sight for many, sitting is traffic can totally be avoided this year.
How you ask?
The NJ Turnpike Authority recently launched the SafeTripNJ application for all smartphones. This hands free app offers you traffic advisories in real-time as you are traveling. The app will remain on while you drive, automatically activating when you approach an area impacted by an advisory. The app will broadcast any travel alerts for reported conditions within a set mile-range (that you can set for yourself) of your current location.
So this summer, download the app and jump onto your route to the Jersey Shore. Smile as you pass your favorite landmarks to your final shore town destination – all while avoiding sitting in summer traffic. Because this year, We are Jersey – Jersey Strong.