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09/05/2019

State Police Report Fewer Crashes Over Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Fewer crashes were investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the Labor Day holiday weekend compared to the same time in 2018.

The four-day holiday driving period began on Aug. 30 and concluded on Sept. 2, 2019. Troopers investigated 684 crashes in that time, which represents a 5 percent decrease from the 722 crashes investigated during Labor Day weekend last year. DUI arrests were also down by 5 percent, from 643 in 2018 to 610 in 2019.

Seven people were killed in seven separate crashes this Labor Day weekend, including one crash that involved alcohol. Troopers issued 11,742 speeding citations, 849 seat belt citations, and 138 citations to travelers for not securing children in safety seats.

These statistics cover only crashes and incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

LABOR DAY CRASH DATA

Total CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
201872266224803
201968477204451


LABOR DAY ENFORCEMENT DATA

DUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
201864313,04119492915,724
201961011,74213884913,758


Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here.

In addition to enforcing traffic laws, troopers remain proactive in educating the public on traffic safety and applicable regulations. State police community service officers (CSOs) are available to provide a variety of no-cost safety presentations to schools, businesses, and community groups. To learn more, visit www.psp.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Trooper Brent Miller or Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556

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