Harrisburg, PA – Over this Memorial Day driving period, Pennsylvania State Police say they investigated fewer crashes than last year but there were more injuries and fatalities than in 2018.
Out of the 755 crashes that State Police investigated over the four-day period (May 24-27), there were 9 fatalities and 216 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in 65 of the crashes, including two fatal collisions.
Troopers made 582 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 14,226 speeding citations over the holiday weekend. State police also cited 1,469 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 308 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.
Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here. These statistics cover only those crashes investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.
For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.