Pennsylvania State Police Announces Independence Day Holiday Enforcement Results

Pennsylvania State Police

HARRISBURG, PA — Troopers responded to two fatal crashes, in which three people were killed. Alcohol was a factor in 37 of the crashes investigated.

State police arrested 316 motorists for driving under the influence and issued 8,577 speeding citations during the holiday driving period. Troopers also cited 778 people for not wearing seatbelts and issued 173 citations to drivers for failing to secure children in safety seats.

During last year’s holiday driving period, which spanned four days, 13 people were killed and 259 others were injured in the 741 crashes that state troopers investigated.

CRASH DATA

Total Crashes

Fatal
Crashes

People
Killed

People
Injured

Alcohol-
Related Crashes

Alcohol-
Related Fatal Crashes

2017

741

13

13

259

75

4

2018

581

2

3

146

37

ENFORCEMENT DATA

DUI
Arrests

Speeding Citations

Child
Seat Citations

Seat
Belt Citations

Other
Citations

2017

474

11,481

216

764

11,431

2018

316

8,577

173

778

10,359

More information on 2018 Independence Day enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

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For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.

Source: Pennsylvania State Police

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