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LPD offers Mardi Gras safety tips

Lafayette- As Mardi Gras season continues, Lafayette Police would like to remind everyone of a few prohibited acts and safety tips:

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE 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

* No clothing or items depicting nudity and/or profanity

Safety Reminders:

Barricades:

* Stay behind all barricades during the parade

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

Parking:

* All normal parking regulations apply during Mardi Gras parades

* Observe all special event parking signs along the parade route

Spectators:

* 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, by not doing so, it could result in costly fines and serious jail time.

Happy Mardi Gras Acadiana!