The beach, the friends, March Madness, Spring Training baseball--these are all fun things about Spring Break. The car accidents, drinking and driving, unfamiliar drivers--these are some of the bad things about Spring Break. Enjoy the good things about this Spring Break and avoid and prevent the bad things that can forever tarnish Spring Break.
Spring Break can be a time of enjoyment for many high school and college students. A week of no school worries, relaxation, freedom. However, heavy drinking is also in the mix for some spring breakers. About 70% of spring breakers report heavy drinking which is defined as ten or more drinks in the course of a week. In fact, the average amount for spring breakers is 15.86 drinks in the week. Some of these spring breakers then get behind the wheel and put you and I at risk of a serious, if not fatal, car accident. Thus, it is important that all drivers remain alert while driving near the beach area or other places where Spring Breakers may be handing out. Avoiding those areas altogether for one week could prevent you or your family from being hurt in an automobile accident.
Also, remember that we may know where we are going, but U.S. Highway 19 or Interstate 275 can be confusing to those who don't travel these roads on a regular basis. Even the sober Spring Breakers can make erratic driving decisions to avoid missing a turn and looking at the sites. Be on a special watch out for those drivers as well. This could avoid a crash that could ruin not only Spring Break, but someone's life.
Treasure the Spring Break time with friends and family, but be safe about it. Others, watch out for those Spring Breakers who may have fun and sun on their minds and not their driving.
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