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Fall season’s top auto hazards

As the fall season takes over and the days grow shorter, certain types of auto accidents and car crimes tend to climb. Farmers Insurance looked at its historical claims data to determine the 3 biggest hazards auto owners in different parts of the country face each year from September through November. Here’s what they found for each region of the continental United States.

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Southwest

Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

Top hazards:

  • 29%: Vandalism and mischief
  • 17%: Rear-end accidents
  • 14%: Car theft

Pacific Northwest © Josemaria Toscano/Shutterstock.com

Pacific Northwest

Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

Top hazards:

  • 37%: Collisions with animals
  • 16%: Rear-end accidents
  • 15%: Vandalism and mischief

Midwest © Arina P Habich/Shutterstock.com

Midwest

Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Top hazards:

  • 46%: Hail damage
  • 21%: Collisions with animals
  • 17%: Rear-end accidents

South Central © Tommy Brison/Shutterstock.com

South Central

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Top hazards:

  • 28%: Collisions with animals
  • 17%: Rear-end accidents
  • 14%: Hail damage

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Southeast © Serge Skiba/Shutterstock.com

Southeast

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Top hazards:

  • 28%: Collisions with animals
  • 16%: Rear-end accidents
  • 14%: Vandalism and mischief

Greater Great Lakes © John McCormick/Shutterstock.com

Greater Great Lakes

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Top hazards:

  • 51%: Collisions with animals
  • 16%: Rear-end accidents
  • 15%: Vandalism and mischief

Mid-Atlantic © Cameron Whitman/Shutterstock.com

Mid-Atlantic

Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Top hazards:

  • 41%: Collisions with animals
  • 16%: Vandalism and mischief
  • 15%: Rear-end accidents

New England © f11photo/Shutterstock.com

New England

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Top hazards:

  • 28%: Collisions with animals
  • 15%: Rear-end accidents
  • 14%: Vandalism and mischief

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