We love a good parade here in Northwest Florida. There are Christmas parades, Mardi Gras parades, St. Patrick's Day parades and during the summer we have weekly parades to entertain those who come to visit the Emerald Coast. We thought it was prudent to put out some safety tips for parades, especially after reading about the tragedy that occurred this past weekend in New Orleans. According to WEAR, Channel 3, at least 12 people were critically injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans. 21 people were hospitalized after the crash. Police say the suspect was taken into custody and is being investigated for driving while intoxicated.