Driving Safety

Spring Break: Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive

Florida’s beautiful beaches and tourist attractions lure thousands of spring breakers every year. As more drivers take to Florida roadways, the decision to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol continues to be a serious problem – more than 15 crashes a day in March 2016 involved drivers who registered alcohol levels above the legal limit.

Throughout the month of March, FHP and our state and local law enforcement partners will be focusing on the state’s drinking age laws and working to keep impaired drivers off the roads.

Driving impaired not only puts everyone on the roadway in danger, it can have serious legal and monetary consequences. Penalties for DUIs can include expensive fines, license revocation and jail time and convictions can remain on your record for 75 years. Enjoy Spring Break responsibly and plan ahead, designate a driver or call a ride service – it is much cheaper than a DUI arrest.

  • The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Anyone under the age of 21 in possession of alcohol can be cited for a second-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to costly court fees, fines and other lasting consequences.
  • It is illegal to sell alcohol to anyone under 21 or buy alcohol for anyone under 21.
  • Possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle (in motion or stopped) by the driver and or the passenger(s) is a violation of Florida law.

Resources

Social Media Kit
Download the Social Media Posts PDF and click on the thumbnails below to make posting on social media quick and easy!
#SpringBreakFL Social Media Posts

Facebook Cover and Post Images
 

Twitter Cover and Post Images
 

Instagram Image

Additional Social Media Graphics
   

Print Media Kit
Spring Break Poster – 11×17
Spring Break Poster – 8.5×11

Data
March 2016 ALL Crashes by County
March 2016 Statewide Alcohol Confirmed Data by County
March 2016 Statewide Citations by County
2016 Campaign Evaluation Report