IN A VIDEO recently uploaded to the NBN Television Facebook page, two vehicles can be seen absolutely sending over a sand dune at Stockton Beach in Newcastle.
Luckily, it seems nobody was hurt performing the incredibly stupid - and illegal - stunt, with the only casualties most likely being destroyed suspension and a totalled Lexus - good luck getting insurance to cover that...
The Ford Ranger Raptor fared much better than its SUV counterpart - albeit, with much less air time - but its Fox shocks probably didn't come out unscathed, either.
Hitting the apex of a sand dune at speed can be dangerous for two reasons: it can be followed by a potentially fatal fall; and facing skyward creates a huge blind spot, increasing the risk of colliding with approaching vehicles.
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The problem with hooning over sand dunes isn't solely a safety issue, either, as beaches can be closed for public access due to poor behaviour. This ultimately means law-abiding citizens are the ones who get banned from driving such tracks and areas. So remember, air down and play it safe!
The stunning Stockton Beach is immense, with a formidable sand-dune system stretching as far as the eye can see - some dunes are even said to be more than 100-feet tall.
Source: NBN Television