INPA, Police target illegal beach drivers

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July 26, 2015 18:37

 
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In a joint operation among Israel Nature and Parks Authority inspectors and Coastal District Police officers, 53 law violators – including 12 motorists driving illegally on the beach – received citations between Hadera and Rosh Hanikra. The operation was conducted in order to eliminate what the INPA described as the "dangerous and hooligan phenomenon of driving on the coasts, which is likely to jeopardize protected natural assets and human lives."

The operation began at 2 p.m. on Saturday and lasted until the evening hours, the INPA said. Those involved included dozens of INPA inspectors and dozens of police officers, with an INPA helicopter boosting ground forces.

Driving on beaches can not only harm nature reserves and animals like sea turtles, but can also endanger humans, the INPA stressed. Just last week a woman was seriously injured after an illegally operating vehicle hit her on the beach, the authority added.
Joint enforcement activities between the iNPA and the Israel Police will continue throughout the swimming season, the INPA said.

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