New Orleans EMS is warning parade goers to put the phones away during parades.

EMS is asking parade to not text and parade given the number of head and neck injuries seen during this year's Mardi Gras parades.

This is just one of the many added safety measures for this Mardi Gras season. Law enforcement officials said last month that increased surveillance cameras and additional law enforcement officers would amp-up parade routes this carnival season.

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