Before you and your friends head out for Spring Break, here are some ways you can help spread the word about driving impaired and help keep everyone safe.
Most university student services and housing departments will host a pre spring break safety event. Check with your school and see how you can actively participate:
- Hand out flyers and info sheets to students. Just make sure that the messaging is short and catchy. No one wants to read a novel, especially right before spring break.
- Everyone loves free stuff. Especially food. Consider attaching short safety messages on to candy to hand out or even mocktails.
- Place small flyers on car windshields in the parking lot
- Set up an impaired driving obstacle course. Contact your local UDS Regional Representative for additional resources for your school: impaired driving simulator, impaired goggles, and educational items/handouts.
- Talk to the athletic department and see if you can get the school mascot to hand out safety flyers and educational items
Download, print, and share these posters. Hang them in the high traffic areas on campus, such as hall ways, dorm rooms, bulletin boards, classroom entrances, the cafeteria, library and restrooms.
- Talk to your professors and advisors about giving short safety announcements before or after class.
- Place safety messaging on television monitors around the school.
- Make table tents for eating areas
- Place messaging in chalk on sidewalks (get permission first)
- Come up with your own great ideas!
If you are taking a trip out to South Padre Island for Spring Break, look for us from March 14 – 17th.
If you don’t already know the dangers of binge drinking and drunk driving associated to spring break, then check out this article here: Spring Break For What!