Force Traveller gets stuck on drive-in beach: Mahindra Thar to the rescue [Video]

A beach is a place that is generally used for relaxation. People love to go to beaches to stretch their arms and legs under the sun and take a dip in the water to refresh themselves. Most beaches in the country only allow people on them, and no cars are allowed to be driven. However, there is a particular beach named the Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach in Kerala that allows people to drive on it with their vehicles. It has been featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in a BBC article for Autos. But even though the authorities at this beach allow vehicles to drive on it, it doesn’t mean that every vehicle can drive on it easily. Recently, a Force Traveller van got stuck on this beach and was then rescued by a Mahindra Thar.

The video of this rescue mission has been shared on YouTube by VILLAGE EXPLORE BY SATHIZ on their channel. In the video, it can be seen that a Force Traveller gets stuck on the beach very close to the water. Following this, a black Mahindra Thar comes to the rescue of this van. A number of people can be seen gathered around the two vehicles. The Mahindra Thar 4X4 in the video reverses, and the people then tie a rope from the van to the Thar’s rear end. The SUV then tries to pull out the van, but due to the rope being weak, it snaps off, and the Thar moves ahead, leaving the van stuck.

Following this, people then anchor the van with two points and attach the rope to the Thar. Afterward, all the people gather around the Force Traveller, and after some pulling and pushing, the van eventually comes out. People then thank the Mahindra Thar driver for his help.

Why you should not drive on a beach?

It is important to note that while Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach in Kerala allows people to drive on it, it is not advisable for anyone to drive their vehicles on other beaches in the country. Driving on most beaches across the country is illegal and discouraged for several important reasons as well. Some of those reasons are listed below.

Firstly, beaches are fragile ecosystems that support a diverse range of flora and fauna. Vehicles driving on beaches can cause significant damage to these ecosystems. The weight and movement of cars can compact the sand, destroying natural dunes and altering the beach’s natural shape. This can disrupt the flow of sand and affect the nesting habitats of marine turtles, birds, and other coastal wildlife. The disturbance caused by vehicles can also lead to erosion, harming the overall stability of the beach.

Secondly, driving on beaches poses safety hazards for both drivers and pedestrians. Beach sand is not as stable as regular roads and can be soft, making it challenging to navigate and control vehicles. Cars can easily get stuck in the sand, leading to potential damage to the environment when attempts are made to tow them out. Furthermore, pedestrians, especially children and beachgoers, are at risk of accidents from speeding or reckless drivers.

Force Traveller gets stuck on drive-in beach: Mahindra Thar to the rescue [Video]

Moreover, the noise and pollution generated by vehicles on beaches can disrupt the peace and tranquility of the environment. Beaches are often sought after for their natural beauty and serenity, and the presence of vehicles can detract from this experience for visitors seeking relaxation and solace.

To protect beaches and their delicate ecosystems, many countries, including India, have implemented regulations and restrictions on driving on beaches. These measures aim to preserve the natural balance of coastal areas and ensure the safety and enjoyment of beachgoers.

Instead of driving on beaches, it is advisable to explore alternative modes of transportation, such as walking or cycling, to access and enjoy these beautiful natural spaces. By respecting these guidelines and regulations, we can contribute to the long-term sustainability and conservation of our beaches for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Utkarsh Deshmukh

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