State Police Report Fewer Crashes Over Labor Day Weekend

HARRISBURG – Fewer crashes were investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the Labor Day holiday weekend compared to the same time in 2018.

The four-day holiday driving period began on Aug. 30 and concluded on Sept. 2, 2019.

Troopers investigated 684 crashes in that time, which represents a 5 percent decrease from the 722 crashes investigated during Labor Day weekend last year. DUI arrests were also down by 5 percent, from 643 in 2018 to 610 in 2019.

Seven people were killed in seven separate crashes this Labor Day weekend, including one crash that involved alcohol. Troopers issued 11,742 speeding citations, 849 seat belt citations and 138 citations to travelers for not securing children in safety seats.

These statistics cover only crashes and incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

LABOR DAY CRASH DATA
Total Crashes
Fatal Crashes
People Killed
People Injured
Alcohol-Related Crashes
Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2018
722
6
6
224
80
3
2019
684
7
7
204
45
1
LABOR DAY ENFORCEMENT DATA
DUI Arrests
Speeding Citations
Child Seat Citations
Seat Belt Citations
Other Citations
2018
643
13,041
194
929
15,724
2019
610
11,742
138
849
13,758
Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here.

In addition to enforcing traffic laws, troopers remain proactive in educating the public on traffic safety and applicable regulations.

State police community service officers (CSOs) are available to provide a variety of no-cost safety presentations to schools, businesses and community groups.

To learn more, visit www.psp.pa.gov.

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