PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania State Police recently reported investigating 668 vehicle crashes resulting in three fatalities and 194 injuries during the five-day Independence Day travel period, which ran from June 30-July 4. Alcohol was a factor in 59 of the non-fatal crashes.
Troopers made 505 arrests for driving under the influence. They issued 23,738 total traffic citations including 845 individuals for not wearing seat belts and 210 tickets to people for failing to secure children in safety seats.
Table 1: Independence Day Weekend Crash Statistics
|Year||Total Crashes||Fatal Crashes||People Killed||People Injured||Alcohol-Related Crashes||Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes|
|2023 (5 days)||668||3||3||194||59||0|
|2022 (4 days)||649||4||4||170||52||0|
|Year||DUI Arrests||Speeding Citations||Child Seat Citations||Seat Belt Citations||Other Citations|
|2023 (5 days)||505||7,929||210||845||14,754|
|2022 (4 days)||515||8,769||297||986||14,257|
These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the 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.