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12/03/2019

State Police Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Results

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 1,116 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 27 through Dec. 1, 2019, including seven collisions in which eight people were killed.  

Of the 1,116 crashes investigated, 73 were alcohol related and 247 people were injured. State police made 729 DUI arrests over the long holiday weekend. The total represents a 14 percent increase from the 637 DUI arrests made during the same period in 2018. Troopers also issued 14,028 speeding citations, 1,366 citations for failing to wear a seat belt, and 205 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 CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
20181,11644213800
20191,11678247731


ENFORCEMENT DATA
DUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
201863713,8631361,25618,320
201972914,0282051,36619,144


Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here.

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

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

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