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2014-07-07 16:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Fourth of July holiday driving period, 247 people were injured and eight people were killed in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. State troopers investigated a total of 695 crashes between July 3 and 6. Of those crashes, 72 were alcohol-related, including two of the fatalities. Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts. During the same period, state troopers arrested 487 people for driving...

2014-07-02 12:20:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to make the Independence Day holiday travel safer through enforcement targeted at motorists impaired by drugs or alcohol. "Last year we saw Pennsylvanians make smarter decisions when it came to impaired driving over the Independence Day holiday, and I hope we continue to see that positive trend now," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "If you're...

2014-05-14 12:22:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police will offer free child safety seat inspections statewide in conjunction with the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Click It or Ticket" campaign from May 19 to June 1. "Vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death, with most fatalities being attributed to unbelted motorists," said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "Currently, the Commonwealth's seat belt usage rate is 84...

2014-05-06 12:21:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In recognition of Governor Tom Corbett proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today joined representatives of motorcycle riding and training communities, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), to kick off the awareness month. "Both motorcycle fatalities and crashes dropped last year from the year before and overall crash fatalities are at historic lows," Schoch said. "The...

2014-04-21 16:20:48

Troopers Investigate 397 Crashes on Pennsylvania Highways HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 397 crashes during the three-day Easter holiday driving period in which two people were killed and 128 others were injured. The Easter driving period covered Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20. During those three days, state police issued 6,608 speeding citations, charged 326 people with driving under the...

2014-01-03 16:20:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the New Year's holiday driving period there were 836 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania state police. Of those, 146 were injured and one person was killed. From December 31, 2013 through January 2, 2014, State Police investigated a total of 836 crashes. Of those, 36 were alcohol-related. Troopers made 220 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 3,013 speeding citations during the holiday period....

2013-12-27 16:20:12

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the three-day Christmas holiday driving period there were 900 crashes investigated by the State Police. Those crashes resulted in 255 injuries and eight deaths. From Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, 2013, State Police investigated a total of 900 crashes. Of those crashes, 41 were alcohol-related and involved two fatalities. Also, seven of the eight people who died in crashes were not wearing seat belts. Troopers made 151...


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