Every year students across Texas head out for spring break fun.

But when it's all over it's important to make sure you get back home in one piece.

Sergeant Justin Baker says this is the first spring break in Texas where texting and driving will be illegal.

"We don’t want to be sending those social media posts talking about what a great time we're having on spring break at the consequence of getting pulled over and being issued a citation,” said Baker.

He says staying safe includes staying alert on the roads.

"Let’s just say you haven’t slept in 24 hours, you're 20 times more likely to be involved in a crash,” said Baker.

Using a pair of goggles that show what your vision would be like while under the influence we went through a driving exercise. The goggles showed how easy it is to ignore road signs and rules when you're impaired.

"You're two times for likely to be involved in a crash if you're under the influence of marijuana and driving that vehicle,” said Baker.

And just because you think you've "slept it off", it doesn't mean all of the alcohol is out of your system.

"If you were consuming up until the hours of the morning you might not be ok to drive say 8 or 9 o’clock that next morning. You could still be under the influence and get a DWI arrest,” said Baker.

He reminds travelers headed outside of the Lone Star State, drugs like marijuana are still illegal here.

"If you go to those states where it's legal and you come back to Texas, you do not need to be in possession of any of those substances because you will go to jail,” said Baker.

Charges for possession of marijuana can range from a misdemeanor to a felony.