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March 7, 2013

Spring Break

Some things to do and to avoid

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“Impaired drivers are of great concern,” he said. “If you’re under the influence and over the limit, the anticipated result will be going to jail.”

He explained everyone is impacted in some way by drunk drivers and urged everyone out drinking during spring break – or any other time – to “do the right thing” and select a PASS, or person appointed to stay sober, to drive everyone home.

“With concerns about popular spring break locations around the border and elsewhere, people might be stay ing home,” Sullivan noted, calling the enhanced trooper patrol “a great initiative.”

During spring break DWI enforcement last year, troopers arrested more than 1,000 impaired drivers. Of that number, an estimated 300 were funded directly through the grant.

Additionally, troopers during that period issued 9,400 speeding tickets, 1,500 seat belt or child-safety-seat tickets, and 12,500 other citations.

Troopers also arrested 545 fugitives and made 402 felony arrests.

“Getting impaired drivers off the roads during spring break is a major priority for the department,” McCray continued, “and we also urge the public to make responsible decisions, such as designating a non-drinking driver or finding alternative transportation if they are impaired.”

During spring break, DPS cautions all drivers to remain alert and remember a few safe driving tips.

Especially in bad weather, heavy traffic, unfamiliar areas and construction areas, authorities urge all drivers to slow down and drive cautiously. Eliminating all distractions – including mobile devices – is another key in avoiding possible collisions.

Before engaging on a spring break tip, DPS encourages all motorists to ensure their vehicles are well maintained and avoid driving while fatigued.

Experts urge all occupants to wear appropriate safety restraints and remind drivers to slow down or move over for tow trucks, police, fire, and EMS vehicles topped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated.

Finally, DPS advised all citizens to avoid travel to Mexico and recommends anyone with plans to visit the country to check the U.S. Department of State website (www.state.gov) for the latest information concerning possible security threats.

 

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