PENNSYLVANIA — The Thanksgiving holiday weekend was a busy one for the Pennsylvania State Police. Troopers investigated 970 vehicle crashes resulting in two fatalities and 196 injuries. They also issued more than 27,000 traffic citations! Alcohol was a factor in 48 crashes, and 539 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence.
The traffic citations issued by the troopers included 9,252 for speeding, 1,088 for failing to wear a seat belt, and 138 for not securing children in safety seats. The Pennsylvania State Police are reminding drivers to always designate a sober driver before heading out on the roads.
|Year||Total Crashes||Fatal Crashes||People Killed||People Injured||Alcohol-Related Crashes||Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes|
|2022 (5 days)||970||2||2||196||48||1|
|2021 (5 days)||1,155||5||5||225||91||2|
|Year||DUI Arrests||Speeding Citations||Child Seat Citations||Seat Belt Citations||Other Citations|
|2022 (5 days)||539||9,252||138||1,088||15,887|
|2021 (5 days)||533||10,126||84||849||14,684|
These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.
For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.
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