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Old 08-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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R/V's are an exception for traveling the parkway north of exit 105. If you want, print out the statute and carry it with you in case you get an unaware Trooper. I have never heard of anyone having an issue with the 96" wide rule. The statute again pertains to construction/ commercial equipment and requires the company/operator to obtain permission and a permit for such travel.

All vehicles except cars, campers, omnibuses, and vehicles entitled to toll-free passage under N.J.A.C. 19:8-3.2 (Toll-free passage) are prohibited from the Parkway north of Interchange 105.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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You were probably on the Wilbur Cross or Merritt Parkway.

What is allowed to travel on the Merritt Parkway?

The following are prohibited from entry upon and use of the highway right-of-way of those limited access state highways designated as parkways:
(a) commercial motor vehicles;
(b) trailers;
(c) all towed vehicles except as provided in
Section 14-298-240;
(d) buses;
(e) hearses when part of a procession or cortege;
(f) vehicles bearing other than passenger, camper, taxicab, vanpool or hearse registrations and those vehicles bearing combination registrations which have a gross weight in excess of seventy-five hundred pounds;
(g) vehicles whose dimensions, including any load, exceed one of the following:
length twenty-four feet
width - seven feet, six inches
height eight feet

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:50 AM   #13
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You are lucky you didn't hit an overpass... Parkways in new york have some seriously low overpasses. I have seen down to 9'-6". When a truck hits those they have to shut down the parkway and the roadway crossing over, and an engineer has to certify that the structural integrity wasn't comprimised due to the impact. The parkways were built for people in cars to drive to the parks/beaches. Robert Moses, a prominent planner designed several parkways on Long Island specifically to filter only the affluent middle class by designing roadways that would prevent trucks and busses from transporting in the less fortunate at the time.

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Do not do it. I'm from California, had NO clue what a Parkway was. Still confussed. I got on a Parkway in Conneticut last month and had people telling me to get off, some where extremly rude, yelling at me, etc. Finally a female cop had pulled someone over ahead of us. She stopped giving the ticket and ran out into the road and jumped on my trucks running boards and started yelling at me to get off immedialty at the next exit. She was extremly rude. I asked what are you so upset about. "If I was upset I would be giving you a ticket right now." "Now get off" Me: "Calm down, I will get off at the next exit" She was a B***th with NO tolerence for an out of state traveller, who made an honest mistake. Seriously, she acted like I was a terrorist, driving my RV with a load of fertilizer. So just don't do it. NJ wannabees who want to show they are are on a power trip will be all over you. Just my opionion.

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