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Safety tips for Spring Break 2014

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 2:00pm

During spring break, college students often flock to the coast for some sun, sand, and a splash in the ocean.

While this is a time to kick back and relax, experts say, don't let your guard down completely.

“You want to be aware of your surroundings. If there are bad guys out there, they are looking for drunk students on spring break,” said Dr. Gregory Moore, the director of Student Health at Georgia Tech.

Blend in with the crowd and be sure to always have a buddy around.

Dr. Gregory Moore also says you should, “Go out with your friends, and return with your friends. Always have a designated driver. And if you are going to drink, be sure that you keep it under control.”

Injuries are a problem for some students and that includes sunburn. Don’t forget the sunscreen and apply it often.

“Every time you get out of the water, reapply the sunscreen,” Dr. Moore said.

If you're going abroad, don't put off getting your travel vaccines until the last minute. it takes at least a week for shots to become effective.

And no matter where you stay, don't book a first floor room. Break-ins are more likely on street level.

Whether you're traveling to Miami or Malibu, enjoy the holiday, but stay vigilant.

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