State Police announce Thanksgiving Holiday enforcement results

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 1,116 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 21 through Nov. 25, 2018. The total represents a 13.8 percent increase compared to the 981 crashes investigated during the Thanksgiving holiday driving period in 2017.

Of the 1,116 crashes investigated, 80 were alcohol related, 213 people were injured, and four people were killed in four crashes. Similarly, during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday driving period, six people lost their lives in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Troopers made 637 DUI arrests over the long holiday weekend, up from 629 in 2017. They also issued 13,863 speeding citations, 1,256 citations for failing to wear a seat belt, and 136 citations to drivers for not securing children in safety seats.

These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.

CRASH DATA

 

Total Crashes

Fatal Crashes

People Killed

People Injured

Alcohol-Related Crashes

Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes

2017

981

4

4

209

85

1

2018

1,116

4

4

213

80

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENFORCEMENT DATA

 

DUI Arrests

Speeding Citations

Child Seat Citations

Seat Belt Citations

Other Citations

 

2017

629

15,912

172

1,125

15,211

 

2018

637

13,863

136

1,256

18,320

 

Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here.

As the holiday season continues, drivers are encouraged to download the SaferRide appDeveloped by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the app provides a simple interface to call a taxi or a trusted friend for a ride if you have had too much to drink.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania State Police

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