By CINDY WHITE | 660 News

The phones could be ringing off the hook at your insurance agent’s office.

Claims will likely jump due to the snowfall in southern Alberta.

Heather Mack with the Insurance Bureau of Canada explained to 660 NEWS, crashes often spike around the first significant snowfalls, and the time change related to daylight saving.

She pointed out, drivers need to remember it’s not summer anymore.

“Never think you’re invincible on the road, because you’re quickly proven wrong, not only just based on the size of the vehicle you’re driving, but the damage you can do to other people on the road as well,” she said.

Mack added, the Insurance Bureau believes drivers should be given the choice of whether they use winter tires, not be forced to do so by government regulation.

However, many companies offer discounts to those who do swap out to stickier rubber when the cold and snow blow in.

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