Share your sights about the 3rd rail of Volusia politics: seashore driving

When I advised my lovely wife, Joni, that I prepared to create about seaside driving this week, she recommended I move my truck from the front of our dwelling to the back again.

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She was joking. Or probably not. Beach driving is really a third-rail difficulty in Volusia County.  

But heated concern or not, seaside driving is probably destined to grow to be a debated issue in the county in 2021.

New County Chair Jeff Brower is a longtime seashore driving advocate who a short while ago instructed News-Journal reporter Mary Helen Moore that he programs to function to maximize the sum of beach on which cars and trucks can be driven. Brower is carefully affiliated with the team Sons of the Beach, the seaside driving advocacy team whose associates strongly supported his campaign for county chair. It will be surprising if seaside driving will not rise as an difficulty ahead of the County Council.

So, I think now is a superior time to check with visitors to share their thoughts about seaside driving with The Information-Journal.

Initial, some disclosure of my have views on seashore driving.

I’m pretty much completely neutral on the issue. I will not mind persons driving on the beach. I’m also Ok with people not driving on the beach. I can see how it may enable the regional economic climate, and I can see how it may hurt the financial state.

When I moved to Daytona Beach front almost 11 years ago, 1 of the to start with issues I did was take my truck down to the seaside for a very little travel. I drove onto the beach at the Harvard Avenue approach, and then drove south all the way to the seaside exit by the Plaza Resort, a distance of about 2 1/2 miles.    

I would in no way driven on a seashore until finally then. My recollection is that the travel was enjoyment, but by the end of it the novelty had worn off. I feel that considering the fact that then, I’ve driven on the beach front a single other time, for about 30 yards prior to parking. 

I do go to the beach, and really typically this time of year. When it can be low tide, and the wind is down, there is no improved place to go for a run or a wander than on the challenging-packed sandy beaches of Volusia County. I just don’t push onto the beach to do that. Which is not a political statement it truly is just a particular desire.