Friday, March 1, 2013
Happy Spring Break
Children and adults alike look forward to Spring Break. It’s
the perfect time to relax, rejuvenate, and have some fun in the sun! No matter what you’ve got planned for your Spring
Break, there are steps you can take to ensure your safety. Not doing anything over Spring Break? Share these tips with someone
who’s got big plans:
8:37 am est
In the Car and On the Road
Buckle up and
take turns driving! The person riding shotgun should stay awake to keep the driver company. Before leaving, make sure every
driver has a valid, non-expired driver’s license and check to make sure the car’s registration and proof of insurance
are with you.
When reserving your room, consider
requesting a room that’s above the first floor, but below the sixth floor. Rooms above the first floor are harder for
a thief to access. And, while the view from rooms on higher floors can be fantastic, fire department ladders can’t always
reach higher than the sixth floor. Use provided safes, keep your doors locked, and never let anyone you don’t know and
trust in your room. Make sure you know where to find the nearest stairwells and fire escapes.
At the ATM
When you use the ATM, do so in the daylight hours and take other people with you,
if possible. Make sure to do a full scan around to see if anyone looks out of place. Don’t allow anyone to see your
PIN number and always be on the lookout for anyone or anything suspicious. If something seems off, go to another ATM. There
In the Sun
When out in the sun, whether
you’re on the beach or at the lake, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. If you start feeling faint
or light-headed, move to the shade and grab more H2O immediately. Don’t be a lobster – use sunscreen and re-apply
often, paying special attention to your ears, nose, face, and shoulders. And remember – even if it’s cloudy, you
can still get a sunburn.
Have a fun and
safe Spring Break!