U of A hosting annual spring break safety fair - Tucson News Now

U of A hosting annual spring break safety fair

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The University ofArizona is hosting its annual safety fair, to remind students to 'Stay Safe,Stay Smart and Stay Alive'.  

The U of A PoliceDepartment has partnered with the Associated Students of the U of A to hostthis annual fair, which provides students with travel and safetyinformation. 

The safety concernsare due to the popularity of Rocky Point, a short four hour drive from Tucson,for spring breakers.   A travel warning wasissued earlier in the year by the U.S. Department of State after violence inthe area escalated in December 2013.  Ashootout between several people and Mexican authorities resulted in the deathsof five people, though authorities assure travelers none killed were tourists.

Students will be ableto get their spring break travel questions answered at the safety fair;happening today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the U of A Mall. 

On hand will be representatives from the U.S. Consulate to Mexico,the Office of Tourism and Visitor Assistance in Rocky Point, the SonoranDepartment of Tourism, Customs and Border Protection, Campus Health Service, theWomen's Resource Center, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Tucson PoliceDepartment.  

Spring break for theU of A is March 15 - 23.

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