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Avoid these dangers of spring break in Vegas

Spring break is coming soon to college students across the nation. A popular destination during this time off from academic responsibilities is none other than Las Vegas. Unfortunately, car accidents are highest during spring break, reports Pharmacy Times.

While the saying goes that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, the reality is that anything that happens here affects your life back home. It is important to be safe, whether you are a spring breaker having fun or a resident dealing with the influx of visitors. Watch out for these common hazards on and off the road.

Drunk driving

College students are notorious for partying. Intoxication impairs judgment, and some drivers may choose to get behind the wheel despite being drunk. If you notice someone driving erratically, stay as far away as possible and report the driver to the police. Avoid driving at night, when the risk of an accident is highest. If you consume alcohol, always have a reliable, safe way to get home.

Distracted drivers

Distracted drivers are just as dangerous as impaired drivers. Cellphones are not the only source of distraction for motorists. Others include:

  • Billboards and flashy signs
  • Commotion on the street
  • Unfamiliar routes
  • Music
  • Passengers in the vehicle

Whether cruising in your car, on your bike or on your two feet down the sidewalk, be aware of your surroundings to avoid inattentive drivers.

Premises liability

Most of the fun of being in Vegas is all the entertainment, from casinos to clubs. These places also come with the risk of accident and injury. For example, you can slip and fall on a wet surface, or equipment you use during an activity can be defective.

Fights and other types of assault are also common in casinos, clubs and bars. Even if not directly involved in the altercation, you can become hurt by those who are.

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