Mardi Gras Safety Tips

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Mardi Gras is a fun time of year for us in the great state of Louisiana. We are known worldwide for our parades, royal balls and Mardi Gras Krewes. As you celebrate this time of year with family and friends, please keep the following tips from “Safe Kids Louisiana” in mind:


- Keep all beads, small trinkets and plastic bags out of the reach of children under age 2.

- Be extra careful driving or walking near parades and parade traffic.

- Make sure costumes are age appropriate and safety conscious.

- Respect the law – it’s for you and your family’s safety.

- Establish a meeting place should you get separated at a parade or other Mardi Gras event.

- Place identification with contact information on your child.

- Encourage children to stay close to parents or guardians.

- Wear closed-toe shoes at parades.


- Leave children alone.

- Climb on or over barricades.

- Assume traffic will stop for you.

- Approach horses or other animals participating in the parade unless the rider/owner indicates to you that it is okay.

- Run between or chase floats for beads or throws.

- Reach under a float for anything – even if the float is stopped.

- Approach floats or other vehicles in the parade.

Follow these guidelines to make sure you have a safe and happy Mardi Gras!

2/2/2010 10:24:52 PM
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