For many out there spring break may be synonymous of craziness, but today students at LCC students proved they do not need alcohol to have fun.
"Oh we don't need alcohol to have fun, no."
The organization "Safe and Sober" took the opportunity to give free virgin drinks at the Kazen Center. Students enjoyed piña coladas, margaritas, and strawberry daiquiries, all alcohol free.
"We want to be safe and sober and you know they can have fun like right now everybody is having a good time and they don't need alcohol."
"I think it's a good idea for spring break you know. Since we are out of college right now pretty good idea."
Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination, but there are other factors than can turn a good vacation time, tragic. The Department of Transportation took the opportunity to raise awareness about those dangers.
"They are getting ready to celebrate spring break but we want to make sure they celebrate it well. also remind them about the texting and driving."
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009 , 5474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction, and an estimated 448, 000 were injured. Organizers of the event hope those facts will make students think twice. Carolina Garcia Pro8news.