5 Tips for Spring Break Safety

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Keeping Yourself and Your Loved Ones Safe This Spring Break

Spring break has officially arrived, and people around the country are planning some much-needed vacation time. However, one thing that should be at the top of your list is the safety measures you can take to ensure you have fun that isn't interrupted by injuries. Here are five easy ways you can achieve that.

#1. Research Where You’re Traveling

Even if you're planning a staycation a few towns over, remember to do some research about where you're traveling. Some countries or even states have customs and traditions that your party should be mindful of during this time of year. Additionally, since state laws regarding seat belts, cellphones, and helmet use vary, it's crucial to know these ahead of time.

#2. Have An Emergency Plan

While no one anticipates an emergency on vacation, this is unfortunately common for many people. This is why it's important to have some kind of "emergency plan" in place. Whether this includes bringing extra cash or having your medical insurance card on hand, it's always better to be prepared for the worst.

#3. Practice Water Safety

Many popular spring break destinations have people on a beach or lounging poolside, so understanding water safety for all ages is essential. Young children, especially those that aren't strong swimmers, should never be unattended when near water. Likewise, adults planning on consuming alcohol should be mindful of not being in pools, hot tubs, or the ocean/lake when under the influence since this can increase drowning risks.

#4. Don’t Drink and Drive

This might seem obvious, but far too many lives are lost during spring break annually due to drunk driving. Those planning to consume alcohol should do so responsibly and have a designated driver or another backup plan in place.

#5. Travel Smart

Along with what has been previously mentioned, anyone traveling during spring break should remember to think about their safety first. If you're planning a road trip, ensure the vehicle is properly maintained. If you're in a place you're unfamiliar with, don't give out your location or other extraneous details to people you don't know. These actions may seem simple but they can go a long way.

Our Fresno Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here For You

No matter what your spring break plans, Fowler | Helsel | Vogt is here to ensure your rights are protected following an injury caused by another individual. If your vacation ends in disaster, call (559) 900-1280 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.

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