Spring break safety tips from Public Safety

It’s nearly that time of year again: spring break.

While it’s important to relax and have a good time, it’s also important to be safe, according to Public Safety detective Steven Biancamano.

“Spring break is a quintessential part of the college experience, and it can be one of the highlights of your college career if you’re careful and use common sense,” he said.

To help students protect themselves over break, Biancamano supplied the following tips.

Property Safety

-Take as few valuables on your trip as possible.

-Book hotels that give you access to a safe. Lock up anything of value.

-Always lock your hotel room door.

-If your cell phone or credit cards are stolen or missing, report this immediately to the companies so they can cancel your service.

-Watch out for scam artists who try to rip off students.

Physical Safety

-Use the buddy system. Be sure to choose buddies you can trust.

-Don’t leave with strangers.

-Watch your drink carefully.

-Carry a cell phone with you in case of emergency.

-Carry your identification and important medical information on your person in case of an emergency.

Alcohol Safety

-Know your limit with alcohol. If you do drink excessively, always use the buddy system.

-Know the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning.

-Do not drink and drive.

-Be aware of all local laws and regulations involving alcohol, especially if you are travelling abroad. A night in a foreign jail was probably not on your itinerary.

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