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Accidents more likely on December 15, research shows

Posted On Mon, December 6, 2010

With all the festivities surrounding New Year's, many people would assume the holiday is the most dangerous day of the year for motorists. However, data from Allstate Insurance refutes the idea.

Research by the insurer reveals that December 15 is the most dangerous day of the year for California motorists. The number of car insurance claims rises more than 20 percent in comparison to the rest of the year, according to the four-year review of claims data by the insurer.

Allstate subsidiary agency owner Robert Feldman says there are a number of factors that could be fueling the trend.

"This spike in crashes could be related to weather, holiday shopping, travel or other distractions," says Feldman. "What's important for drivers is that we stay focused while at the wheel whether on the highway or in the driveway on December 15 and every day of the year."

Those who are involved in a motor vehicle accident are likely to see their auto insurance premiums rise. Abiding by traffic laws will help reduce a person's chances of being involved in a collision. 

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