You see it every day if you are a Point Pleasant Boro local. You are trying to get out of the Stop & Shop parking lot after what can only be described as a harrowing driving and parking experience and all you want to do is get out of that lot and head home. But you can't do that when a car two cars up is lingering at the exit, unable to make a left across traffic on to Bridge Ave.

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Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

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Your blood pressure begins to rise as the line of cars who just want to make a right builds behind you. Traffic on Bridge Ave. is continuous, so you're either in for a long wait or you get to witness this car lurch across the road, usually cutting off the cars going in one, if not both directions.

You don't want to get angry. The person is just trying to get home, too, and if you have to head toward Route 88, there aren't many good options if you make a right out of the lot, so you sort of understand the attempt.

But then you start to wonder if this attempted  left turn ahead of you is even legal. After all, we live in a state where there is a strong dislike for the left turn to start with. Our state is so opposed to left turns, that we became the capital of jughandles.

Now, there are no signs there that say no left turn, but maybe there should be.

So, we thought this was an important question to answer, so we turned to the great, hard working folks at the Point Pleasant Boro Police Dept., and here is what they said. If you are at the Nature's Reward end of the lot making that left is completely legal, but you have to be careful crossing lines at the exits closer to Rite Aid.

So, if you're at the exit that's furthest away from Route 88, you officially can't be mad at the car in front of you making a left.  They're not doing anything wrong...technically.

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