Seven Simple Tips to Stay Safe on Spring Break

Posted March 9, 2017

With Spring Break next week, the UCF Police Department would like to share a few simple tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable week.

  • If you’re traveling, check that all your windows and doors of your home are locked before you leave. If you’re leaving your car behind, make sure the windows are rolled up and the doors are locked.
  • Remove valuables from your car and take any expensive items, such as laptops, jewelry and electronics with you, or store them somewhere out of sight.
  • Never post any information on social media about where you’re going or how long you’ll be gone.
  • If you’re driving, buckle up and drive safely. Get to your destination safely so you can enjoy your time off. Nothing puts a damper on your vacation faster than a speeding ticket or seat belt citation.
  • If you’ll be drinking, do so legally and responsibly. Drink in moderation and always keep an eye on your drink. Never leave your drink unattended, and don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Follow the buddy system and always look out for your friends.
  • Make plans to get home safely before you go out. Don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Elect a trusted friend as a designated driver, or take an Uber, Lyft or cab. Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

UCFPD will join other local agencies in a county-wide patrol looking for impaired drivers on Friday, March 17.  Drivers under the influence who are under 21 will be subject to license suspensions even if they are not over the legal limit.

Enjoy your break, Knights! We’re here if you need us.