Officials Warn Spring Breakers to Lock Up and Drink Carefully

Florida safety officials are warning students to moderate their alcohol consumption and lock up this Spring Break. The fact that college spring breaks are so heavily advertised gives thieves the perfect opportunity to steal. Criminals look for an easy target, so students should make sure they lock their windows and doors and close their blinds before leaving for Spring Break.

Driving safe while traveling to your Spring Break destination is also a top concern. Florida Highway Patrol says distracted or impaired driving and speeding are major concerns at this time of the year because of the increased likelihood of car crashes.

FHP is working hard on getting the message out, especially during Spring Break, not to drink and drive. Officials agree that drinking responsibly is a major issue, as Spring Break stereotypically involves activities that center around alcohol. Underage alcohol consumption is the biggest issue for college students during Spring Break. It is also important for student drivers to limit distractions while behind the wheel, such as the use of cell phones, music, eating and drinking, GPS devices and other passengers.

Have Fun and Be Safe On Your Spring Break Trip!

Spring Break is a peak travel time in Florida, which increases the likelihood of accidents on the road. Car accidents and pedestrian accidents often occur during this time as a result of drivers’ unfamiliarity with Florida roadways, traffic patterns and unsafe driving behaviors. At the Law Firm of Michael T. Gibson, P.A., we want you to stay safe when traveling to your Spring Break destination. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, it is important that you contact an experienced Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer immediately. Our experienced team of accident attorneys can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc. Feel free to fill out our quick contact form on our website to discuss your legal options in greater detail.

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