Beachgoers beware: Drivers pose potentially deadly danger on the sand
Driving on beaches is aesthetically displeasing and dangerous for beach strollers as well as damaging to the ecosystem. There is increasing evidence that large-scale prohibition of driving brings back the beach fauna and flora in a dramatic way. In 2001 South Africa prohibited all beach driving and recovery of birds was immediate and dramatic. Captions and Photograph: © SAF – PSDS
Beachgoers are being urged to stay vigilant this summer amid an alarming number of injuries — and even deaths — caused by drivers on the beach.
At least 12 states allow you to drive on at least some beaches…