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Traveling for Spring break? Here are some reminders when you hit the road or the sky

For several schools in Indiana, Spring break is just around the corner.

Posted: Mar. 19, 2019 2:56 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)-For several schools in Indiana, Spring break is just around the corner.

While some are heading back home, others are traveling.

"I'm going on a cruise down in Florida," Peterson Kerlegrand, a student at Indiana State University said.

March is one of the biggest months for beach vacations. TripAdvisor surveyed more than 4,000 people. The results show that nearly 50 percent plan to take a Spring break getaway this year. That's up 7 percent from last year.

Results show the most popular beach destinations are Florida, Caribbean, and California.

Officials remind you to be safe while also having fun.

Sgt. Matt Ames, Indiana State Police, says if you are hitting the road to make sure your car is running efficiently.

"Make sure you have good tires, good windshield wipers, and all your lights are running properly," Ames said.

Ames says it's also important that you are ready to travel.

"Make sure you are receiving plenty of rest. If you are traveling down the roadways and you start to drowsy, stop and take a 15-minute break.

Officials say once you get to your final destination, use the buddy system.

Students at Indiana State University say they have a plan.

"Have a designated driver, nowadays you can get an Uber or a Lyft," Kerlegrand said.

One student says they have a game plan for hitting the road.

"We have a buddy system where two people stay awake and two people sleep at the same time," Laundon Goldsby, a student at Indiana State University said. "We just rotate so someone can watch the driver as well as the road at the same time."

If you are traveling out of the country or state, the U.S. State Department has issued some travel advisories.

For more information, click here.

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