Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What a Difference a Year Makes: Winter Accidents

If you look outside you’ll see numerous indicators that spring has arrived. The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the insects are “a buzzing”.

Old Man Winter never really showed his face after bringing less than four inches of snow this year. That’s a paltry amount compared to the snowy winters we’ve seen over the last two years.

This reduced snowfall and warmer winter season obviously affects many different things. One thing it did have a significant impact on for us was the number of accident reports taken during the winter compared to previous years.

In January of 2010, we took 398 accident reports, and in 2011, we took 414. During January 2012, we only took a total of 325 reports. During the winter months of February, there were 334 reports in 2010 and 357 reports taken during 2011. This year the number was drastically less with only 277 accidents reported. Comparing the first two month of 2011 with this year, that’s a significant difference of 171 accidents.

Not only is the sun shining down on us, but I’m pretty sure the insurance agents are grinning, too.