Big Rigs a Big Problem During Spring Break.

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Spring break is that time of year to get away from school and head with friends or family to a fun destination, but drivers should exercise caution if they are traveling on our nation's highways during this time, warns Road Safe America, Atlanta, Ga. As one of the most-heavily traveled times of the year, each of us should be aware of increased car and truck crashes.

For most major colleges and universities, spring break falls between February and April. According to a study by the University of Miami, car crash fatalities rise during this time period in popular spring break destinations across seven states: Texas, Nevada, South Carolina, Arizona, Virginia, California, and Florida. Also, fatalities involving out-of-state drivers under 25 years old are significantly higher than resident drivers during this same period.

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