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Accident Concerns Spark Plan to Create Safe Zone on Currituck, NC Beach

Putting roads on the unpaved beaches north of Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina (NC), is opposed by many residents who want the Carova Beach area to retain its remote character. But in the wake of accidents and safety, concerns county commissioners are looking at placing more regulation on the beaches by creating a safe zone to keep vehicle and sunbathers safely separated.

The proposal is one of several being considered for an 11-mile stretch of beach on the northern Outer Banks. Each is also intended to relieve heavy traffic.

This video describes driving on Carova Beach

"The safe zone would push parked cars and sunbathers closer to the shore and steer traffic behind them," according to an Associated Press report.

As experienced North Carolina (NC) accident injury attorneys who handle cases on the Outer Banks, my colleagues and I see a considerable number of injuries during the peak holiday season. In a recent article my colleague Rick Shapiro noted how many holidaymakers hire mopeds in resorts such as Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Corolla, NC, during the summer, putting themselves at increased risk of injury because mopeds fare badly in accidents.

All-terrain vehicles, also popular in the offroad area, are also potentially dangerous vehicles that have been linked to injuries, deaths and wrongful death lawsuits.

Just as we see too many people killed in boating accidents, there are also too many accidents occurring in other vacation spots such as on the beach.


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