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‘Tis the Season: December has most vehicle collisions of any month, says Allstate Canada

Toronto, Ontario – December and November this year will likely have the highest collision volume resulting in insurance claims, according to a recent study by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada.

Allstate data trends indicate a spike in automotive claims in the last two months of each year, while Fridays remain the day of the week with the highest number of incidents resulting in customer claims.

More than half of incidents resulting in vehicle damage occurred between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., largely from rear end crashes, striking parked cars and single vehicle collisions. Between January and September 2022, Allstate customers used a rental car following a claim averaged over 20 days, nearly 25 percent greater than the same period in 2021.

Part of this comes from supply chain issues creating delays for new vehicles and replacement parts.

“With the end of daylight savings time… an increase in holiday shopping and gatherings, as well as falling temperatures and the first snow fall of the season, drivers are dealing with quite a mix of challenges in November and December,” said Gene Myles, Agency Manager with Allstate.

“Drivers should be aware that if they experience a collision, especially this time of year, they may lose access to their vehicle for a longer period time.”

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