New Smyrna Beach, FL- Warnings are going out ahead of a truck meet in New Smyrna Beach Saturday. Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Senior Captain Tammy Marris says they are prepared after getting complaints about an event last year with trucks on the beach. Beach-goers complained about noise and congestion amid some misbehavior by rally-goers. Marris says a second event earlier this year was much calmer.
Marris contacted law enforcement agencies across Volusia County to see if they could lend a hand. She said most will make at least two officers available to help with traffic control and wherever else they are needed.
Beachgoers complain about truck air horns, spinning wheels on the beach and other disruptive behavior. Marris called the first event “pretty hectic” and said, during the second event trucks “weren’t tearing up the beach like they did last year”.
The meet is to take place at the New Smyrna Beach jetties. Police Department Lieutenant Chris Roos said there will be extra officers on duty. He asks that trucks use the Third Avenue beach ramp to make things easier for everyone.
The Skyscraper Truck Club, who is holding the event, reminds those taking part to not “ruin it for everyone by doing dumb stuff on the beach.” Marris says about 2000 trucks are expected to take part.
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