Your Rights in New Jersey…
If you’ve ever driven around New Jersey, you may be familiar with the term “jughandles”. I’ll admit, the first time I heard the term I thought it was a joke, but as it turns out, they’re a real thing. In the interest of traffic flow, and perhaps accident prevention, some of the more densely populated areas of the Garden State operate under the idea of “No Lefts Turns”. The method to their madness – if it’s ok to call it that – is that drivers should make three right turns, which equate to the desired “I wanted to turn left” direction.
Confused yet? If you are, you’re in good company!
As an “out-of-towner”, I’ve found some options to be a little less confusing, such as the more traditional off-ramp design pictured directly above. The net effect of this being a left turn. I don’t understand the difference in stopping on-coming traffic for a left-turn signal versus stopping everyone for a cross-traffic signal, but what do I know? Guess I should have paid more attention in high-school geometry. Apparently, there’s not many Beyoncé fans around here. 😛
Now back to my story.
For last 24 hours I’ve been in New Jersey as the honorary guest of my buddy Cavin Balaster, as he delivers the keynote speech at the Annual Meeting for Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey on Thursday. I was lucky enough to arrive a day early to visit the office of Dr. Michael Gallaway, and observe a great Vision Therapist in action, my dear friend, Debbie Killion COVT. I was also allowed to watch Dr. Gallaway perform an exam and Debbie even put me to work with a few patients, which I thoroughly enjoyed! Watching others in action is a great way to learn!
Tomorrow the actual meeting begins, and as he always does, I’m confident that Cavin will deliver his message with his grace and elegance. I hear there will be a few other faces familiar to Developmental Optometry in attendance as well, but that’s for another post. This from the BIANJ website:
The goal of this one-day seminar is to provide continuing education on a variety of brain injury topics for professionals working with individuals with brain injury including case managers, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, speech and hearing pathologists, nurses, social workers, educators, and professionals working in the field of behavioral healthcare.
Should be a great day tomorrow! As I prepare to have dinner with Cavin and others tonight, I’m faced with one very important question:
Are they serious about the 65mph speed limit on the NJ Turnpike?