PANAMA CITY, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- Next spring break will be a little drier in notorious vacation hot-spot Panama City Beach. The area's city council unanimously approved an alcohol ban on its public beaches expected to take effect every March.
In an ongoing effort to tone down the city's often uncontrollable celebration during spring break, the council approved ordinances banning the sale of alcohol after 2 a.m. and open containers in commercial parking lots.
After a three-hour meeting, council members decided that the entire month of March will be considered spring break.
Past crimes committed during spring break in the area caused the council to crack down on its ordinances. Multiple rapes, beatings and attempted murders took place during this year's celebrations. During the seven-year stretch between 2007 and 2014, there have been 42 reported rapes, the Washington Times shared in March.