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The Holiday Season is a great time to spend having fun, resting & relaxing, plus sometimes it’s the only time we get to see some of our friends and family. But we also hit the stores hard, along with every other shopper. Nothing will balance all the excessive eating better than all the walking from one sale to the next. But this is also a time for a lot of reckless or distracted driving, plus the icy roads and the extra tourists in town…

Black Friday shopping safety tips by AAI in Colorado

Be cool, take your time and don’t get caught up in the madness on shopping or going to more events than your calendar can handle. Staying calm will help you avoid unnecessary accidents.

The numbers of auto accidents tend to rise during this season.

Which is why we wanted to remind everyone to try to stay calm and safe while faced with massive crowds of high-intensity shopping sprees, which lead to more traffic, and potential accidents. The last thing you need you want to add to your busy holidays is the need to file insurance claimsKnow that the most common accidents of this season happen on the streets and in the parking lots. Rushing to get to the sales and still make it on time to the salon, the dry-cleaners and all the events, make auto accidents spike. And if bad weather, common during Colorado winters, is added to the mix this should be the season where we have to be extra careful to avoid being the victim of a car accident.

Black Friday shopping tips by independent insurance brokers in Colorado

There’s always another sale. You know this. So avoid getting pulled into the shopping madness.

Distracted drivers are the cause of many auto accidents

When you head out to the sales, take a minute to calm yourself. Take a few deep breaths and tell yourself just to go with the flow and enjoy the moment. If you get a lot of items for low prices, great. But, you don’t want to put yourself and others in danger by driving recklessly. Remember, there are going to be plenty of sales between now and the beginning of the year. And then again next year…

You know that there is going to be a lot of traffic, you know that there are going to be big crowds, you know that it is going to be hectic, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to hit the stores you need. You may be able to keep your cool in traffic and at the shops, but there will be plenty of reckless and erratic drivers on the street. Giving yourself plenty of time and staying focused will help you avoid the worst this season traffic.

Take your time, be prepared and remember, the beauty of the season is to find time to rest, relax and enjoy the company of loved ones.