Panama City Beach tries to tame spring break
A Florida town is trying to tame, but not kill, spring break celebrations.
Spring Break in Panama City Beach draws about 300,000 students annually. But this year, in an effort to tame the partying, new crowd space new rules are being enforced.
Residents of Panama City beach say there's been too much trash, drinking and rowdiness. The community has passed the new ordinances to lower the amount of people who are allowed on the beach.
Bars must now close at 2 a.m., which is two hours earlier than last year. The sheriff's office has also created a makeshift beach jail.
But the people don't want all of the celebrating to stop. Spring Break is Panama City Beach's third most popular time for tourism.
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