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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Texas: Whatever You Do, Stay Away From Mexico For Spring Break

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 1:47 PM

click image Thousands of spring breakers will cross the Queen Isabella Causeway from Port Isabel to South Padre Island in March. - WIKIPEDIA
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  • Thousands of spring breakers will cross the Queen Isabella Causeway from Port Isabel to South Padre Island in March.

Because of ongoing violence between cartels in Mexico, the Texas Department of Public Safety is urging spring breakers to avoid travel to the country, citing the unpredictable nature of cartel violence.

Just south of the popular Texas Spring Break destination of South Padre Island is the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which includes Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Tampico — popular travel destinations. The State Department recommends Americans defer all non-essential travel to Tamaulipas.

DPS' Spring Break warning, however, isn't limited to Mexico.

“With students and families out of school and off work, the weeks during Spring Break can result in an influx of traffic on Texas roadways,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a press release. “DPS urges all drivers to do their part to help keep the roads safe for all travelers by adhering to safe driving practices and always driving sober.”

These are DPS's recommendations for  Spring Break holiday travel:
  • Slow down — especially in bad weather, construction areas, heavy traffic and unfamiliar areas.
  • Eliminate distractions while driving, including the usage of mobile devices.
  • Buckle up everyone in the vehicle — it’s the law.
  • Don’t drive fatigued, and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
  • Drive defensively, as holiday travel may present additional challenges.
  • Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before your trip begins.
  • Slow down or move over for tow trucks and police, fire, EMS and Texas Department of Transportation vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated — it’s the law.

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