Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Over 11000 speeding citations issued in Pennsylvania during Labor Day weekend

Eleven people were killed and 223 others were injured in the 704 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend driving period.

The official holiday driving period was Sept. 2 through Sept. 5. During that time, troopers cited 769 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 198 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.

Troopers also issued 11,341 speeding citations and arrested 590 operators for driving under the influence. Of the 704 crashes investigated by State Police, 61 of those crashes, including four of the fatal crashes, were alcohol related.

During last year's four-day Labor Day holiday driving period, nine people died and 230 others were injured in 664 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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