Now That Is A Warning Sign!
First thing everyone says when they see a car stuck on the beach is … Didn’t they read the sign? This is usually preceded with a few obscenities and jokes. Then the car is moved off the beach with some serious effort, or a tow truck is needed. The signs we have now are thoe big brown information signs that hardly anyone sees or bothers to reads.
Delaware State Parks recently put two large red warning signs at Faithful Steward Crossing in Delaware Seashore State Park, also known as Savages Ditch crossing. Which is actually the bay side area across the highway. You can’t miss these signs. Parks needs these at every beach access crossing.
I am sure people will still miss the sign, but maybe this will prevent a majority of people from driving their cars on the beach. Which isn’t good for their car, the drive on access, or the beach. Cars just tear the beach up when they have to be pulled and dug out. This makes large holes and soft areas in the beach access roads and beach area. This costs not only parks, but also these people. No one wants to pay that big of a bill or fine while on vacation.
“Most drivers think there is parking over these access areas and just keep driving. Once they realize they can’t get anywhere, it is too late to try to turn around. They are stuck. In most cases it is a honest mistake, they say didn’t see the sign, or that we need better signs. Maybe these big read signs will help alleviate that issue.”