Allstate Reports Spike in Texas Car Crashes During Holidays
December 16, 2012

According to a report issued by Allstate Insurance Company yesterday, Texans are more likely to crash their cars during the holiday season compared to the rest of the year.

The report shows that the number of auto claims is highest on December 24, a 22 percent increase compared to the daily average of claims. Other high risk days are December 18 with an increase of 21 percent over average days and December 1 and 11 with an 18 percent increase.

"The increase in crashes could be related to more people being on the roads traveling and shopping during the holidays, weather changes and other distractions," says Carlos Cuellar, an Allstate agency owner in San Antonio. "What's important for drivers is that we stay focused while at the wheel whether on the highway or in the driveway-during December and every other time of the year."

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