March 4, 2010
The Texas Department of Public Safety issued the follow warning Thursday:
DPS urges Spring Break travelers to avoid Mexico
Department of Public Safety is urging all Texas Spring Breakers to avoid
traveling to border cities in Mexico.
“There is an
increase in Mexican drug cartel related violence in the northern Mexican border
cities. Parents should not allow their children to visit these Mexican cities
because their safety cannot be guaranteed,” said DPS director Steven C. McCraw.
The U.S. State Department web site lists several travel alerts
related to violence in Mexico. Travelers should always check that web site for
the most up-to-date information related to security issues in Mexico. (See
Spring Break season, DPS will have extra troopers on patrol looking for DWIs,
seatbelt violators and speeders.
DPS is offering several tips for a safe Spring Break.
- Don’t text while
- Wear your seat belt.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Find a sober friend to
do the driving.
- Don’t leave your drink
unattended, and don’t accept drinks from strangers.
- Keep a fresh driver
behind the wheel, or stop every couple of hours to rest and walk around.
- Make sure your vehicle is properly
- Keep your friends