Mardi Gras Safety Tips
The New Orleans Police want you to enjoy Mardi Gras 2011. Since Mardi Gras is later in the year and corresponds with many universities' spring breaks, this could be one of the most popular Carnival season the city has seen. With that in mind, remember the "common sense" rules for safety.
Don't keep your money out for any longer than is necessary. You don't want to make yourself the victim of a professional pickpocket.
Don't park in front of driveways, fire hydrants, or anywhere you would not normally be allowed to park. And be sure to lock your vehicle!
Keep your children close, and don't let them wander off. Be sure that they know to stay behind the parade barricades.
While all of the common sense safety tips still apply, there are a few cases specific to Mardi Gras that you should be aware of.
- The Neutral Ground (median) is public property, and it is illegal to block off areas for private use.
- Glass containers are prohibited along parade routes.
- If your children are in ladders to view the parade, be sure that they are placed as many feet behind the street curb as the ladder is high.
The New Orleans Police Department
715 Broad Street, New Orleans, LA
Non-Emergency (504) 821-2222