'Plan while you can': TxDOT campaign aims to keep students safe

TxDOT campaign aims to keep students safe on spring break

SAN ANTONIO - With spring break coming up, TxDOT is reaching out to young drivers. They're launching an innovative event to prevent drunk driving and save lives. It is called "plan while you can."

"Spring break is next week, and we want to remind college students that if you are going to be doing any type of celebrating during spring break to do it responsibly," said TxDOT spokesperson Laura Lopez.

Eduardo Garcia is a junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and plans to drink responsibly over spring break.

"I'm actually going to South Padre Island. Maybe we will have a couple drinks," he said.

He gave the "virtual dodgeball" game a go and found it wasn't so easy.

"As beach balls are being thrown at you, your body starts to slow down a bit and that shows you that you had a little bit too much to drink," Lopez said.

"It was pretty cool to see how your body reacts after a certain amount that they throw at you in the simulation," Garcia said.

The virtual game wasn't the only safe Spring Break activity on campus for students.

"Student health services is here doing a trivia wheel, asking alcohol related questions," UTSA staff member Kenya Rampersant said.

There were even "mocktails," which are a healthy alternative as students go off to spring break, other than alcohol.

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