Spring break should be a time of fun and relaxation. For some unfortunate revelers, however, it can result in a serious personal injury that racks up expensive medical bills. When you are planning your spring break celebrations, be aware of some of the most common injuries that could occur – and how you could avoid them.
Spring break injuries and how to stay safe
Personal injuries can occur everywhere. A situation like spring break in which hundreds of people are partying has its own unique hazards. These are a few of the injuries that frequently occur during spring break – and how you can prevent them.
With vacationers going in and out of the ocean or swimming pools or spilling drinks, the ground can quickly become slippery. Watch out for unsafe terrain that could cause you to slip and injure your head, neck, spine or another body part.
- Car accidents
Spring break is notorious for its association with alcohol. This means more drunk drivers on the roads. Drinking responsibly, using a designated driver, or calling a rideshare or taxi to transport you from your venue can minimize your risk of a wreck.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
The increased traffic during spring break can put pedestrians and cyclists in jeopardy, especially if a driver has been drinking. Although you have as much right to the road as any car, you should remain cautious by crossing only when you have the signal and only at designated crosswalks. If riding a bike, ride predictably and obey the rules of the road.
Nobody can completely minimize the risk of suffering an injury due to someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. Still, you should take every measure you can think of to avoid an injury. This will help you enjoy a fun and safe spring break vacation.