Spring break is coming up quickly and students, teachers, and parents are already getting excited about spring break travel. Many families plan vacations during this time of the year, which means more traffic and crowded areas near popular vacation spots. It is important to be aware of the dangers and risks of traveling at this time of the year. Read on to learn about some common spring break safety tips to follow.
The first part of your spring break trip is the travel. Getting to your destination can be stressful and sometimes boring if you are traveling in a car for a long period of time. Make your drive down to the beach more bearable by being prepared.
- Prepare your car by getting a routine tune-up to check brakes, fluids, etc.
- Take breaks when needed and switch drivers to avoid one driver getting tired at the wheel.
- Pack snacks, drinks, and small activities for kids. If you’re traveling with children, packing snacks and car games can keep them entertained and help you have a more relaxing ride.
- Don’t drive distracted. Have the person in the passenger seat be in charge of answering the phone and keeping track of the GPS.
- While it is hard not to be in a rush when you’re heading to your vacation destination, take it slow when driving through high traffic areas.
You’ve finally made it to your destination and you’re ready to hit the pool or the beach. Make sure, if you’re traveling with young children, to review stranger danger before entering crowded areas. It is also important to review water safety and wear proper floating devices. Lastly, protect yourself and your family from the sun by packing plenty of sunscreen and re-applying often. Additionally, packing snacks and lots of water for hydrating will make your day in the sun more enjoyable. When it’s time to pack up and head home, re-visit the traveling tips to be prepared for your journey home.
Where are your headed for spring break this year? Let us know in the comments below and have a fun and safe spring break!