Top 4 Spring Break Safety Tips

Since a safety mindset should be applied to every part of your vacation, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Protect Yourself and Your Home

Sharing updates about your family’s trip on social media can be fun, but dangerous. Do not state that your home is vacant during your trip. Instead, tell trustworthy friends and family that you’ll be traveling, and ask them to visit your house once or twice to ensure there is no suspicious activity. Ask the trusted person to pick up your mail, spend some time with the lights on in the house, and to be sure all windows and doors are locked. Source: FamilyVacationCritic

Protect Your Assets

Make copies of your credit cards, ID, and passport (if traveling abroad), and keep one of each in the hotel safe at all times. Leave your flashy jewelry at home: Not only can it be tough to keep track of those things when traveling, but you also don’t want to draw any unnecessary attention to yourself. Spring break destinations can be a pick-pocketer’s paradise, so be extra vigilant of your belongings. When you’re out and about, keep your money, camera, and ID as concealed as possible — make sure you have a purse that zips shut, and keep it on you at all times. If you want to be extra safe, consider something like this bra pouch for discreetly and securely carrying your hotel key, ID, and money, or a small lock for your backpack zipper. Source: TeenVogue

Book a Hotel in a Central Location

The closer your hotel is to the beach, downtown or other areas where you plan to spend most of your time, the less likely you’ll be to get lost or to be involved in a car crash. Avoid unlicensed taxi cabs by asking your hotel, restaurant or club to summon a ride for you, and if in doubt, pass up the car and wait for another one. Source: MNN

Don’t Drink and Drive

This saying has been said so much that it may seem like a cliché. Still, many students get behind the wheel of a car, or get into a car with someone who has been drinking. Each year millions of students drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, this according to College Drinking Prevention. Just as serious is texting while driving. It is vitally important that when out driving, whether in a town you are not familiar with on spring break, or at home, that you are alert and free from distractions. Source: FastWeb

We hope these give you guidelines to remember to be aware of your safety and the safety of your friends.

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