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UA students get healthy dose of warnings and advice before spring break

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Students planning a spring break trip to Mexico are getting a lesson in safety before they hit the road.

The U.S. State Department has advisories about Mexico.

You can find them here.

However, for a lot of University of Arizona students, spring break means travel to Mexico, usually Rocky Point.

The UA Police Department, health care workers and others who have a message about the health and safety of students held the annual Spring Break Safety Fair on the UA campus Wednesday.

Students got warnings, tips and advice on everything from drunk driving prevention to using sunscreen and proper hydration.

With so many students leaving the U.S. for other countries, especially Mexico, there are warnings and advice.

It's basically this: Use the same common sense you would use anywhere, even at home.

Some of the State Department's advisories are for the popular spring break destination, Rocky Point, also known as Puerto Penasco.

"Yeah, it runs through my mind, but I know a ton of people going there too, and I'll be with friends the whole time so I think we'll be okay," says UA junior Greg Leight.

"If kids go out, they go out partying, they go to the bars, they go to the nightclubs and and they go back to the hotels or to the resorts or whatever, they should not have any problems. But if they go out and they start looking for stuff that they shouldn't be looking for..." the kids could get into trouble says Rocky Point Convention and Visitors Center Director Javier Munoz. 

He says it's the same advice he would give to anyone traveling in the United States whose cities are not immune to violence.

Munoz also says dialing 911 on your cell phone works in Sonora, Mexico, where Puerto Penasco is.

Munoz says just dial 911 and you'll get an English speaker who can send police, fire or medical.

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