Spring Break Safety
The purpose of a spring breaker is fulfilled in the bright and sunny neighboring towns within South Florida. Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Hollywood are hot spots for teen drinking, drug use, mugging, and other crimes. In order to ensure the safety of each town’s residents as well as the spring breakers, police began cracking down on the beaches last year and will continue to protect the ragers from becoming too disorderly.
How do we have an accident-free spring break? 411Pain is going to break that down for you.
- Overshare Your Location: Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Stay connected with your friends by sharing your location; it is a key aspect of letting others know where you are and that you are safe if you are not by their side.
- Ease Up On Tagging your Location on Social Media: Don’t share too much information with everyone. Giving Twitter a play-by-play of your every move while on spring break can get you into serious trouble if someone is paying close attention to you.
- Keep Your Drink With You: Never leave your drink unattended. Watch your drink or keep it in your hand at all times to ensure no one tries to spike it. Watching your drink being made is another way to protect yourself from danger.
- Eat Before You Drink: Drinking on an empty stomach is a quick way to get sick. Make sure to get all of your daily nutrients before partaking in a celebratory beer pong tournament.
- Lock Up Your Stuff: Put all of your valuables in the hotel’s safe. If you’re renting a vehicle, hide and lock away your valuables in the trunk out of the sight of potential thieves.
- Buzzed? Call an Uber: If driving, STAY SOBER or risk getting pulled over, or even worse, getting into an accident. Always drive responsibly and stay alert.
- Be Aware of How You Feel: If you feel the symptoms of a drug that you did not knowingly take, tell a trusted friend and get to a safe place immediately or go to the hospital.
- Choose A Room On A Higher Floor: Try not to get a hotel room on the first floor, this is where most thefts occur.
- Ask For IDs: Make sure any ride-share driver, taxi driver and hotel staff have proper identification before going with them or sharing vital information.
- Friends Are Better: Travel in a group, two (or more) is better than one.