During Mardi Gras, the streets of New Orleans come alive with vivid colors and beautiful culture, but it’s easy to let the issue of safety slip to the back burner. With so any people and so much confusion during an event of this size safety is more of a concern than ever.
Take a look at these handy tips for making sure a safe and good time is had by all.
Before even heading the parade there are some safety tips and precautions you should keep in mind to make sure the home is safe while you’re gone and everybody is prepared for the celebrations.
Parking At The Parade
The masses of people may make parking a bit difficult, but here are some tips to consider to make sure you are parked safely and appropriately. Always remember respectful parking and ensure to not block an intersection, residential driveway or to double park. Pay attention to parade routes signs and other signage that may indicate whether or not you are in an acceptable parking spot.
While At The Parade
Safety is important when at the parade. The amount of people will be overwhelming, and things can quickly become chaotic if you fail to follow the rules and guidelines set out. Keep these safety tips in mind while enjoying the parade:
In an instant, the younger ones can get swallowed up in the crowd. If a child is lost at the parade notify the police immediately. Provide the officer with the child’s name and a good physical description. Take note of what they are wearing and provide a photo if possible. There will be several “lost child” stands set up along the parade route.
Parade goers with health concerns or medical problems should be sure to carry their important health related details on them. This is so people and responders are better able to help you should something happen.
Mardi Gras is a special time and is meant to be enjoyed by all. By properly preparing for the event and making sure you adhere to a few simple rules you can see to it it’s a safe and memorable time for everyone.
Here is some important contact information that might be useful during your time at Mardi Gras.
Now that you have all of the pointers and resources you need to celebrate, most importantly BIOS Technologies wants to wish you a safe and happy Mardi Gras!