Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – Pennsylvania distracted driving citations decreased by 5 percent statewide from 2017 to 2018. But looking at the bigger picture, distracted driving is still a major concern.

Despite the recent decrease, citations increased by 118 percent over the last five years.

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania can be issued for both texting and/or using headphones while driving. Texting includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message.

You could face a $50 fine, plus pay court costs and other fees.

About 36 percent of people who have been cited in PA over the past five years were in their 20s, followed by 30s, 40s, and 50s.

About 70 percent of people who received citations were male.

Most distracted driving citations were given in the month of May, followed by a tie between April, July, and August.

The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about distracted drivers in Pennsylvania over the last five years, courtesy of www.pacourts.us. Click the link to find a larger version of this infographic.

Distracted Driving 2019 stats