Idiots on the Playa Blanca

by Gringo Viejo @, Arizona, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:27 (69 days ago)

I know it is a Holiday Season and a certain bit of leeway is to be expected but the IDIOTS on the ARVs racing at wide open throttle with no mufflers up and down the beach at La Barra de Potosi/Playa Blanca will MOST certainly do more to KILL tourism in the area than the killings in ZIH. All it will take is one media exposure on this practice to deter most folks from coming to this beach.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:51 (69 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I know it is a Holiday Season and a certain bit of leeway is to be expected but the IDIOTS on the ARVs racing at wide open throttle with no mufflers up and down the beach at La Barra de Potosi/Playa Blanca will MOST certainly do more to KILL tourism in the area than the killings in ZIH. All it will take is one media exposure on this practice to deter most folks from coming to this beach.

So have you called the police to report them? It's a federal crime to use motorized vehicles on the beach. Report them to 911, please.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Arizona, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:06 (69 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes, I tried that. It took a few minutes for find someone who could speak English. A few more minutes to communicate the Problem (ATV, Moto, on the beach). But the person to whom I was talking did not know where La Barra de Potosi or Playa Blanca or Los Achotes is located. I think, not sure, the person to whom I was speaking did not know the area very well.

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by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:55 (69 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I had the same frustrating experience about a month ago when I was on Playa Blanca. It was not a holiday season and I counted over 20 ATVs or whatever going by during the 45 minutes I was there. Not impressed.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:05 (69 days ago) @ Linda from Canada

I had the same frustrating experience about a month ago when I was on Playa Blanca. It was not a holiday season and I counted over 20 ATVs or whatever going by during the 45 minutes I was there. Not impressed.

Did you report them to the police?

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by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 13:28 (69 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yup- sure did. Had the same issue with explaining the location though. But I was very patient and kept at it until understood.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 13:56 (69 days ago) @ Linda from Canada

Yup- sure did. Had the same issue with explaining the location though. But I was very patient and kept at it until understood.

Thank you very much for taking the time to contact the police. Now if only we could get the restaurant and lodging operators to GET INVOLVED.

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by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 14:12 (69 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Exactly right. We were sitting at a little restaurant in some or other hotel- sorry I don't recall the name. The staff there was not remotely interested in doing anything about the issue and didn't seem to understand what our problem was. Of course we explained, but they weren't really interested.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:04 (69 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Yes, I tried that. It took a few minutes for find someone who could speak English. A few more minutes to communicate the Problem (ATV, Moto, on the beach). But the person to whom I was talking did not know where La Barra de Potosi or Playa Blanca or Los Achotes is located. I think, not sure, the person to whom I was speaking did not know the area very well.

All the more reason to (a) speak Spanish, and (b) speak clearly and concisely. The emergency number goes to the state's central command and control office. There are no local emergency operators operating banks of telephones like in the U.S. and Canadian TV shows or movies.

For future reference we don't say "ATVs" in Spanish. We call them "cuatrimotos". But all you really have to say are keywords like "vehículos motorizados en la playa" because THAT is what the law prohibits.

Thank you for calling the authorities to report the problem. It behooves folks at La Barra to get involved policing their own area and especially helping keep all the damn sleezy riders off the beach.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Arizona, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 13:12 (69 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I did speak clearly and rephrased my words many times. I finally got the operator to understand I was reporting ATV and vehicles on the beach. But they had no idea what the words "La Barra de Potosie" or "Playa Blanca" meant, not "circa Los Achotes". As you know I have been coming yere for several years and I do speak some basic Spainish . I submit it is unreasonable to think people should "learn to speak Spainish" when they are on vacation. I do expect and understand there will be problems with language unlike the U.S. where every government agency must provide an interpreter (this include hospitals); even driver's license tests must be given in Spainish if requested.

Back to my original post, I hope someone can report the problem and the "responsible authorities" will respond. Some kid playing on the beach is going to get killed if these idiots keep going up and down the beach in wide open throttle; at least the auto types drive slowly.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 13:28 (69 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Time to put some Logs back on the beach.

Keith

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 09:35 (66 days ago) @ Labrat

Time to put some Logs back on the beach.

Keith

Or a few wires at about 1 - 1.5 meters. ;-)

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by rojo, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:37 (66 days ago) @ dhunsber

What a sick idea. Do you have any idea what that could do to a person??

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by Mexalberta @, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:43 (66 days ago) @ rojo

We back onto a park.
Used rope and ot worked.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Arizona, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:52 (66 days ago) @ rojo

Do you have any idea what an ATV would do to a small child if they hit them?

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