Pennsylvania State Police Release Easter Weekend Vehicle Incident Statistics

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 397 accidents 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 through Sunday. During those three days, state police issued 6,608 speeding citations, charged 326 people with driving under the influence, cited 600 individuals for not wearing seatbelts and ticketed 96 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.

During the 2013 Easter driving period, which covered March 29-31, two people were killed and 160 others were injured in 455 accidents investigated by troopers.

The statistics cover only those accidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law-enforcement agencies responded.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.

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