Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pennsylvania State Police investigated 664 crashes during Labor Day weekend

Nine people were killed and 230 others were injured in the 664 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend driving period.

The official holiday driving period was Friday through Monday. During that time, troopers cited 910 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 211 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.

Troopers also issued 13,806 speeding citations and arrested 513 operators for driving under the influence. Of the 664 crashes investigated by State Police, 63 of those crashes, including two of the fatal crashes, were alcohol related.

During last year's four-day Labor Day holiday driving period, 13 people died and 211 others were injured in 686 crashes to which state troopers responded.

The 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.

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