Police Issue Spring Break Safety Tips for Students
UNIVERSITY PARK – With spring break approaching, March 4-8, Penn State University police are issuing the following safety tips for students:
– Make sure your friends and relatives know where you will be vacationing, when you will depart, know your specific itinerary and expected return date.
– Carry only necessary credit cards and money.
– Avoid carrying or displaying large amounts of cash when you shop.
– Carry your purse/wallet carefully.
– Walk in well-lit areas.
– Carry your cellular phone at all times.
– Be aware of street peddlers with deals that are “too good to pass up.” If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
– Don’t drink and drive and always wear seat belts.
– Don’t consume alcohol in excess; be mindful of your limit.
– Go out with people you know and trust, and who will make sure everyone is safe. Especially watch out for friends who are intoxicated.
– Close and lock resident hall doors and windows prior to leaving for break.
– Close all shades, drapes and blinds.
– Take portable items — such as televisions, computers, iPods, etc. — home with you.
– Never leave money and/or valuables in your room over spring break.
For more information, contact Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111 or visit www.police.psu.edu.