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California Auto Insurance Claims Spike During Holiday Season

Posted by Susie Scherff on November 3, 2010 at 5:12 PM

With Halloween just barely behind us and an array of holidays ahead, Insurance Journal released some startling statistics regarding seasonal California auto insurance claims.

Statistics show that the number of people in California hit by cars jumps 25 percent on Halloween versus the rest of October. Insurers looked at claims involving pedestrians and found a significant increase in autumn accidents specifically around trick-or-treat time. Being that Halloween was on a weekend this year, the fear was that potentially even more children and cars would be on the road than usual. With already heightened claims filed due to texting, insurers warned clients, that whether they would be walking or driving with children, to be alert and refrain from distractions like their keypads.

Even though Halloween typically causes a scary spike in car-pedestrian collisions, it’s pertinent for individuals to keep an eye on the road during the upcoming holiday season. The combination of alcohol, family, and festivities all play a major role regarding the increase in auto accidents; thus leading to a major need for appropriate coverage. In addition to the fact that this is the season that most people are driving not only across the state, but in some regards across the country, to celebrate with family and friends, it’s no wonder the potential for accidents has always been huge.

Thanksgiving tends to an extremely busy time resulting in more vehicles are on the road than usual. However, December 10th still remains the most dangerous day of the year on record for Californians on foot near traffic.

Topics: Auto Insurance