The holiday season is filled with more hustle and bustle than usual. More people are driving on roads and highways and shopping mall parking lots are full.
Consumer Affairs reports that with more vehicular traffic in the month of December, the law of averages would suggest that more cars are going to run into one another.To prevent your car from being one of them, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) reminds consumers to be extra careful, especially in parking lots. It says more than 60,000 people are injured each year in parking lot accidents, and distractions are a major factor.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that collision claims jump 20% in the month of December. For your safety, be an attentive driver and stay focused on the road.
Accidents aren't the only source of increased holiday season insurance claims. Be sure to lock packages and other valuables in the trunk, and not in the backseat in plain view.Vehicle theft is also a holiday season risk. If it happens to you, report it to police immediately and contact your insurance company or agent.
We are here to help you with all your insurance needs. Please stop in or call one of our offices to see if all your risks are covered. We love our customers and wish you peace and joy in this busy holiday season.