Our Opinion: Stay safe over break

So spring break is almost upon us again. For some this is a time to visit family, sleep and catch up on homework.

However, for others it is a time of crazy road trips, sowing wild oats and debauchery.

For those looking to take part in the latter, here are some general guidelines to keep in mind. While these will not guarantee your absolute safety, they are nonetheless beneficial for your well-being.

First, if you are traveling someplace much warmer, be sure to hydrate. Contrary to popular belief, just because you are drinking does not mean you are properly hydrated. Wine, beer and spirits will not keep you from dehydration.

While we are on the subject of beverages, it should also be noted just because you can put away the better part of a 12-pack you bought in Oklahoma, it does not mean you can do the same in another state. Different states have different laws governing the alcohol content of beer served in that state.

Additionally, if you are traveling to find that state with the perfect beverage and you end up at a truck stop, no matter the question, if the term “lot lizard” is used, your answer is always no. Either someone thinks you are one or is trying to sell you time with one. For those unfamiliar with this term, a lot lizard is an adult friend for hire capable of providing happy endings.

If Senator Larry Craig taught us nothing else about bathroom etiquette, we all learned that you do not tap the foot of the person in the stall next to you unless you are looking for sexual favors. In 2007, Craig was arrested for lewd conduct in bathroom stall of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

If your air travels take you to the beach, be sure to shower after getting out of the ocean. While it may not seem like a big deal immediately, three hours later the salt water that has dried to your skin will make you feel very nasty.

Sure, we could tell you to not do drugs or get into cars with strangers, but we know you know that already.

Stay safe and have fun and take some photos. Just be careful what you post to Facebook.