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

When I informed my beautiful wife, Joni, that I prepared to write about seashore driving this week, she recommended I move my truck from the entrance of our house to the again.

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She was joking. Or maybe not. Beach front driving is actually a 3rd-rail difficulty in Volusia County.  

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

New County Chair Jeff Brower is a longtime beach driving advocate who recently told News-Journal reporter Mary Helen Moore that he strategies to get the job done to improve the volume of beach on which cars and trucks can be driven. Brower is carefully affiliated with the team Sons of the Beach, the beach front driving advocacy group whose users strongly supported his campaign for county chair. It will be surprising if seaside driving would not increase as an situation prior to the County Council.

So, I think now is a very good time to talk to visitors to share their views about seaside driving with The News-Journal.

1st, some disclosure of my have sights on beach driving.

I am practically completely neutral on the topic. I never brain individuals driving on the seashore. I’m also Alright with persons not driving on the seaside. I can see how it may possibly support the regional overall economy, and I can see how it might harm the financial state.

When I moved to Daytona Beach front virtually 11 yrs ago, 1 of the first points I did was just take my truck down to the seaside for a minimal drive. I drove on to the seaside at the Harvard Avenue technique, and then drove south all the way to the seashore exit by the Plaza Hotel, a length of about 2 1/2 miles.    

I’d by no means driven on a seashore right up until then. My recollection is that the travel was fun, but by the end of it the novelty had worn off. I feel that because then, I’ve driven on the seaside a person other time, for about 30 yards right before parking. 

I do go to the beach, and fairly typically this time of yr. When it’s small tide, and the wind is down, there is no much better place to go for a run or a stroll than on the difficult-packed sandy shorelines of Volusia County. I just you should not push on to the seashore to do that. That’s not a political assertion it truly is simply a particular choice.