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Pennsylvania State Police Reports Labor Day Weekend Crashes, Enforcement Results

09/06/2023

CONTACT: Lt. Adam Reed or Myles Snyder, ra-pspcomm@pa.gov

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) investigated 671 vehicle crashes resulting in 10 fatalities and 220 injuries during the four-day Labor Day weekend travel period, which ran September 1-4. Alcohol was a factor in 61 non-fatal crashes and two fatal crashes.

Troopers made 514 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 27,546 total traffic citations to include 864 for not wearing a seat belt and 233 tickets for failing to secure children in a child safety seat. Troopers issued 9,110 citations for failing to obey posted speed limits.

Table 1: Labor Day Weekend Crash Statistics

YearTotal CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2023 (4 days)671810220612
2022 (4 days)64866180454

 
Table 2: Labor Day Weekend Enforcement Statistics

YearDUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
2023 (4 days)5149,11023386417,339
2022 (4 days)5158,10517779913,815

 

More information on 2023 Labor Day enforcement, broken down by troop, is available on PSP's website.

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.

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