Tequila, Tanning and ... Trouble. AAA gives safety tips for springbreakers.
Spring break has arrived and college students are heading south of the border. Though Mexico has always been a popular spring break destination; its important to stay safe. AAA Arizona wants springbreakers to have fun but keep their wits about them. Here are a few Mexico travel tips from AAA:
1) Carry a passport- Make copies and have one with you at all times. Also, make sure you leave a copy with a family member or friend at home.
2)Use the buddy system - Stay with your party at all times and avoid sharing personal or travel details with strangers even if their from the U.S.
3) Know the laws of Mexico - They are not the same as U.S. laws and if you break one, even unknowingly, you could face jail time.
4) Be insured - U.S. auto insurance is not valid in Mexico. Travelers should consider purchasing short term travelers medical insurance as well as Mexican auto insurance.
5) Use recommended border crossings - the state department has listings of safe areas to cross into Mexico as well as safe areas to stay in.
6) Use caution when renting recreational vehicles - And don't drink and drive while using them. You will be held liable and could be arrested.