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Spring Break Travel Tips to Avoid Legal Issues

By Ceylan Pumphrey, Esq. | Last updated on

Spring break is the glorious week in which college students get a break from school to do what they wish. But, even though spring break seems to have become synonymous with partying and freedom, there are still certain rules to be mindful of when it comes to spring break travel. The following are some tips to avoid legal issues during your spring break travel.

Comply With the Rules of the Road

While most states have similar traffic laws, it's important to be aware of the specific traffic laws when driving in different states. Generally, however, it's important to wear your seat belt and comply with posted speed limits. And, of course, don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Comply With Air Travel Rules

It's important to be aware of, and comply with, air travel rules set by both the TSA and the airline you'll be flying with. This includes taking note of which items are allowed on airplanes, and which items aren't. You should also be mindful of how much alcohol you drink before your flight because you may not be permitted to fly if you've had too much to drink. But, you should also be careful of how much alcohol you drink on the plane because if you get too drunk mid-flight, you may end up facing criminal charges.

Comply With Alcohol Laws

As you can see, rules addressing alcohol come up in various situations. In addition to complying with traffic laws and air travel laws that address alcohol, it's important to also comply with state alcohol laws. This includes taking note of when and where you're allowed to drink alcohol, and the legal drinking age, which is generally 21 years old. If you break any of these laws, you should expect to get arrested. While you may feel safe drinking because you're over 21, you should still be weary of alcohol laws when traveling because some states (or countries) may have alcohol laws that are different from what you're used to.

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