• Jun 2nd 2008 at 3:29PM
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Those of us who live in the Snow Belt know what it's like to have Mother Nature not let go of your vehicle. There's just no dislodging a car under its own power when the tires dig in and make ruts in the white stuff. Although snow isn't a problem for drivers in Florida, the sands at Daytona Beach are causing headaches for a large number of Floridians. On Sunday, there were nearly 100 vehicles stuck on the beach, and officers suggest that these conditions will not be improving any time soon. According to Daytona Beach patrol Captain Tim Cunningham, "I have not seen it this bad in my lifetime. Right now, the sand is like powder. It is just months and months of no rain." The worst time to drive on the beach is just before high tide. We don't imagine that you want your car stuck in the sand with high tide approaching. With this in mind, may we politely suggest parking a bit further away and walking? Thanks for the tip, everyone!
[Source: Tampa Bay News 10]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      It must take almost 15 minutes to walk that mile to the beach... Lazy asses.
      Bill Sutton
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seems that most folks have missed the point here...the sand on Daytona Beach is normally rock hard and people have been driving on it for decades...there has been an influx of red sand from northern areas that is too soft to sustain the weight of a motor vehicle, which has caused the current problems.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why is he driving in the sand? why are 100 people driving in the sand? i bet 100000000000000000000 dollars thats a rental. no one leaves a mustang with the rims it comes with except rentals. nobody seems to care that two people are struggling to get a car off the beach less than 200 feet away from them. i guess no one wants to help them. like the guy building a sand castle. i agree with Dan and Torrent (nice picture Torrent, 2009 Camaro is awesome-better than the mustang in the pic. bet the camaro wont get stuck in sand.
      • 7 Years Ago
      a day at the beach - $~200 (gas)

      sun tan - free

      showing how useless your mustang is.....priceless.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What kind of moron would take a V6 Mustang on the sand anyway??

      Heck...why would anyone drive in the sand in the first place?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Have you ever driven in the sand? It's a blast just to ride. Unfortunately, most places are being shut down for "wildlife preservation areas."

        Until you've tried it, don't knock it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I thought you werent supposed to drive on the beach at daytona, except for emergency vehicles?
        • 7 Years Ago
        You can drive on Daytona, kinda sucks when your not the one in the car and moron tourist are gawking and not watching where they're going.

        Shoulda seen the tidal wave that knocked into the cars about 12-15 years ago there, every single one was full of sand and soaking wet.
      Mary Arunski
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why are these folks driving on the beach?
      Here in San Diego...it's illegal to drive your car on the beach. Many reasons for "No Car On Beach" policy:
      1. Cars get stuck in the sand.
      2. Oil and polutants mucking up the beach and ocean.
      3. Danger to others on the beach.
      4. Leave room for pedestrians rather than vehicles.
      5. Tides unpredictable...
      6. I'm sure there are others which I cannot think of right now.

      To sum it up: Don't drive on the beach!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The guy in the green shirt looks like he could use the workout.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Big difference - these people don't have to drive on the beach... IIRC, there are perfectly good streets for driving on in Daytona.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why are people driving on the sand in the first place? Are there no beach parking lots?
        • 7 Years Ago
        ...because it's fun to drive on the sand in lots of places? Also, in many places in the OBX, you'd have to walk a mile or more to get to certain places on the beach from the entrance. Also, since not as many people can reach these more remote areas, you share an entire beach with just a dozen or so people within eyesight. No worries about overcrowding in these areas!

        Plus, in our case, it's a really cool area with a sandbar a couple hundred feet off the beach that we can swim to, then walk another couple hundred feet to an island that no one ever goes to. :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Stanley! That sand is too hot! Drive over there so I don't burn my feet. I just got a pedicure! Yes, on the beach!"

        Honestly, I have heard that at the beach here in RI!
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Asshats too lazy to walk that little bit? Not sorry at all for laughing at their expense...
      • 7 Years Ago
      You can drive on all of the beaches from Daytona to St. Augustine. I grew up in Florida and that's what you do; drive on the beach, park, have fun, drive home. But you usually stay on the flat/compacted sand closer to the water and not the rough stuff. I've only ever gotten stuck once in probably a hundred trips, and it only took 10 minutes to get out.
        • 7 Years Ago
        As the population increases, beach driving will become more and more restricted. Every year, a sunbather gets run over, and the injuries they suffer are horrendous. Many times, the driver does not even realise they ran over somebody.
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