The Washington State Patrol and other Peninsula law enforcement are urging people attending the Rod Run to the End of the World this week to stay safe as they drive on congested streets.
More than 100,000 are expected to attend the event that draws between 1,000 to 1,500 hot rod participants. The Pacific County Sheriff's Office, WSP, Long Beach Police Department, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Beach Barons Car Club will try and work with citizens to keep the event safe.
According to a statement from WSP, "law enforcement personnel will be out in full force during the Rod Run event."
Driving under the influence of intoxicants and minor in possession of alcohol were the most common violations in previous years, so authorities will be on the watch for those as well as failure to wear a seat belt and speeding.
"A number of violations occur on the beach," the statement said. "Drivers are reminded that the beach is a state highway and governed by state and local laws."