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How to Stay Safe this Halloween in Austin, TX

For many, Halloween is one of the best days of the year. With plenty of events to attend and the perfect weather, families are always looking for something to do. While it’s always a good idea to have fun, you still want to make sure your family is safe no matter what they decide to do this Halloween in Austin, TX. Trick-or-treating is a favorite activity for many kids, but adults need to think about how their children can be safe while walking the neighborhood, and keep trick-or-treaters who come to their home free from accidents.

Trick-or-Treating Safety in Austin, TX

You don’t want to suck the fun out of trick-or-treating for children, but you also don’t want them getting hurt on their little adventure. There are a few things you can do to help keep them safe while out and about October 31st.

  • Remind them about looking both ways before crossing the road and staying on roads that are well-lit.
  • Give them a flashlight to walk with so oncoming vehicles can see them easier.
  • Buy costumes that are short enough they don’t cause tripping. If it has a mask, make sure it doesn’t obstruct their eyes from seeing well.
  • Try and find costumes that are bright and reflective.
  • Wear shoes that fit well.
  • Teach children to call 9-1-1 if they get lost or have an emergency.
  • Only use decorative contact lenses with a prescription.

Austin, TX Home Safety on Halloween

There are things you can do at your home to make sure it is safe for those who are trick-or-treating.

  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently bite or jump on a trick-or-treater.
  • Sweep away wet leaves from your sidewalk and steps so nobody slips.
  • Check your outdoor lighting and replace any burned-out bulbs.
  • The porch should be free of objects that trick-or-treaters could trip over, such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, lawn decorations, etc.

The last thing you want to do is get sued by a neighbor who tripped and got hurt on your porch steps because they couldn’t see well enough. Take a look at your yard and porch to make sure it’s decorated spooky enough while keeping it hazard-free.

Your Austin, TX Neighborhood Insurance Agent: Lee Ann LaBorde

There is one Austin, TX insurance agent who knows the ins and outs of Austin and is dedicated to finding you the policy your family actually needs. Lee Ann LaBorde offers various insurance policies for Austin residents, including homeowners insurance, car insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance.

Lee Ann and her team want Austin families to remain safe on the roads. This is especially true around Halloween when kiddos may not be watching for cars as carefully as they should. When shopping for insurance in Austin, Lee Ann will work with you to make sure you buy the proper policy for your family and help you understand exactly what coverage you are buying.

 

Resources:

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Halloween.shtml

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Halloween-Safety-Tips.aspx

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