The Miami Beach City Commission voted Wednesday to call for midnight curfews and the 6 p.m. closure of the beach in South Beach during two weekends in March in anticipation of a flood of spring break visitors. Wednesday’s vote represents a preemptive plan to implement curfews and close beaches ahead of the arrival of spring break crowds. Motorists line up at a DUI checkpoint on Fifth Street between Meridian and Washington avenues during spring break in Miami Beach on March 25, 2023. “It tarnishes our brand,” Meiner said of past spring break shootings. “People who hear this news internationally think that Miami Beach is in some kind of party zone that is unsafe.