In India, most beaches have banned any kind of vehicular movement. However, we still see numerous incidents of vehicles getting stuck on the beaches, especially around Goa. Here is the latest that happened in Goa again where a 20-seater Force Tempo Traveler got stuck on the beach.
The incident has become viral on the Internet but we are not sure about the police action. The video shows a Tempo Traveller stuck on the beach. There are many who were trying to push the Tempo Traveller and get it out of the beach. However, the RWD Traveller could not find enough traction.
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It seems like the people trying to help the Traveller to get out of the situation were the occupants. However, it also looks like locals have joined in the rescue efforts. In the past, we have seen many vehicles drowning in the tides after getting stuck so near to the shoreline.
Police register cases against such drives under Sections 279 and 336 of the Indian Penal Code. Both sections address the issue of vehicles being driven in a rash and negligent manner thereby endangering human life on the beach. But, we cannot confirm if the tourists and the driver of the vehicle have been booked yet.
Stuck vehicles are a common sight in Goa
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This is not the first time that a vehicle has gotten stuck on the beach in Goa. Vehicles are not allowed on the beaches of Goa. However, even after multiple warnings from the authorities. There have been multiple incidents where locals and tourists have been arrested by the police for entering beaches with their vehicles.
Only a few months ago, Goa Police made an arrest after a Hyundai Creta got stuck on a beach. The man was driving around on the beach and then ventured deeper into the water. His vehicle then got stuck in the waves. The police also reported the registration number to the local RTO for further action.
Many tourists were arrested by the Goa police in the past for similar crimes. A tourist from Chennai was arrested by the Pernem police of Goa for driving a self-drive rented Maruti Suzuki Swift on the Morjim beach. While the beach was not too crowded, such an activity could have been endangering tourists.
Another tourist was arrested by the police after his Hyundai i20 got stuck on the beach. The cops arrested the man after the sea washed away the rented vehicle.
There have been instances where the vehicles of ministers have gotten stuck on the beaches. It takes massive effort to recover such vehicles from the beaches as the rescue vehicle also faces challenges in the sand.
But what if you really want to take your vehicle to the beaches? Well, there are a few beaches in India that allow private vehicles to enter legally. There is a beach in Kerala, which allows vehicles to enter after an entry fee. Most of the beaches have soft sand that causes vehicles to get stuck. However, Muzapillangad Beach in Kerala has hard sand that ensures that the cars do not get stuck.
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