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Avoid Parking Lot Mishaps During Holiday Frenzy

November 20, 2012

Nationwide Insurance advises go slow, be focused, drive defensively

Columbus, Ohio - Don’t get crunched this holiday season. According to Nationwide Insurance 2012 claims data, about 13 percent of auto accidents occur in parking lots.

With so many demands on your time at this time of year, Nationwide reminds motorists to stay focused while driving and to practice defensive driving especially in parking lots where traffic is heavy and drivers are often the most distracted.

“Be mindful of other drivers,” said Bill Windsor, Associate Vice President of Consumer Safety at Nationwide. “Crowded parking lots are fertile ground for fender benders. Don’t suspend your good judgment in the rush to shop. Please drive defensively.”

Here are some quick reminders from Nationwide Insurance and the National Safety Council to avoid a parking lot mishap this holiday season. 

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