The insurance industry relies heavily on history to predict the future. 

The latest Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest uses the previous four years' worth of actual claims data from roads around the country to highlight some of spring's common dangers.

Drivers across the country from California to Virginia and everywhere in between should be aware of the potential for hail. The warming weather also brings an increased risk for damage from flash flooding that may be brought about by spring's strong storm season, as well as windshield and vehicle body damage caused by gravel pieces from newly-formed potholes on roads across the country. Nearly 500,000 insurance claims each year are directly related to damage from potholes.

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected].