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Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring break is here. For most students, spring break is an opportunity to have fun with friends before the stress of finals begins, but spring break can be a dangerous time if you haven’t done a little advance planning to ensure your safety. Read our tips to have a safe and fun spring break.

Reserve a hotel room above the first floor but below the sixth floor. Rooms on the first floor are easy to break into, so you’ll want a room on the second floor or above. You’ll want a room below the sixth floor in case there’s a fire — not all fire ladders can reach the sixth floor.

If you’re swimming, make sure there’s a lifeguard on duty, and follow the lifeguard’s instructions. Swim only in designated areas and be sure to only swim when sober.

If you’ve been drinking, don’t drive. Don’t get into a car if the driver’s been drinking, either. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 9,878 people died in drunk driving wrecks in 2011. Don’t let yourself be one of them. Designate a sober driver, plan to take a taxi or public transportation or arrange another safe way back to your hotel.

Remember that there is safety in numbers. Don’t go partying without your friends, and never leave anyone behind. This way, you can look out for one another and get a friend back to the hotel if he or she is too drunk to be out.

If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you need a personal injury attorney who will fight for you. Contact the McMinn Law Firm today for a free consultation.