Spring Break Safety Tips

(WTVM) - People across the country are either on Spring Break or anxiously waiting for their turn, but Spring Break brings many risks to families and partygoers.

Police in Panama City Beach, Florida have already reported one man has died during this Spring Break season. Officials believe Kyle Lamb died of an alcohol overdose late Thursday night.

An official from the Columbus Police Department says one of the leading causes of Spring Break incidents involve drinking and driving.

"Even if you don't think about your safety, think about your loved ones," said Sergeant Christopher Anderson. "Think about the other people's loved ones that are out here, think about the loved ones that you have that actually care about you even if you don't care about yourself, you know, don't get in that car - it's not worth it."

Sergeant Anderson also said it's important to wear your seat belt everywhere you go and travel in groups.

He also stressed the importance of remembering it's not just about you--others are trying to enjoy their Spring Break as well so think of their safety when you are on vacation.

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