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LPD issues Mardi Gras safety tips

The Lafayette Police Department released rules and safety tips for Mardi Gras.

The following is prohibited along the parade route:

· No products that are manufactured for the purpose of being thrown against a hard surface or stepped on to make a popping noise such as: Snaps, Pops, cracker balls.

· No open flames heating or cooking devices on public right-of-ways

· No silly string

· No animals

· No skates, rollerblading, skateboarding or bicycling

· No whips

· No clothing or items depicting illegal narcotics nudity and/or profanity


Safety Reminders:


· Stay behind all barricades during the parade

· Do not move, tamper, stand or sit on barricades



· All normal parking regulations apply during Mardi Gras parades

· Observe all special event parking signs along the parade route



· Do not throw anything at floats or float riders

· Do not climb trees

· Obey all laws pertaining to indecent exposure


Lost/Missing children:

· Do not leave children unattended

· Decide in advance on a meeting place in case anyone gets lost within your group

· Notify police of a missing child immediately


Remember to drink responsibly, designate a driver if you intend to drink.





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