Spring Break starts on Friday and it's a fair bet that thousands of eager spring breakers are soon heading to the Coastal Bend.

DPS said troopers would be out in full force looking for speeders, drunk drivers, and people not wearing their seatbelt.

Spring Break can be a memorable time for both families and students, but it can also be deadly.

According to DPS, in 2017 there were over 13,000 crashes involving young drivers who were under the influence of alcohol, and in 2016 there were 15 DUI related fatalities during Spring Break.

Think twice before getting behind the wheel if you've been drinking

"If you are drinking and driving, you're going to go to jail, and that's what we are going to be out there to try to keep the safety of the public and keep people from hurting innocent people and not only themselves," Sgt. Nathan Brandley said.

DPS said If you plan on heading to the beach for Spring Break plan ahead. If you want to drink do so responsibly and assign a designated driver, there are other options like rideshare services or taxies.

Another tip is to make sure your car is prepared for traveling, check your tires, oil, and anything that could prevent you from having a safe trip.

DPS wants to remind drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles or anyone you might see stranded along the roadways.

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