State Police: Holiday Safe Driving Enforcement Project

We are often told to be alert for drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, but did you know that it’s the least likely holiday to experience a crash, with the Thanksgiving holiday ranking most likely in Pennsylvania?

Quoting, PennDOT statistics show that there were 4,634 crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015.  However, only about 31% of these crashes (1,428) took place on Thanksgiving Day itself, with similar numbers reported during the days before and after Thanksgiving.  About 37% of the accidents (1,719) occurred during the days leading up to Thanksgiving, while the remaining 32% (1,487) took place over the post-holiday weekend.

If you plan on traveling for the holidays this week you may notice the influx of State Police patrolling the highways as they seek impaired drivers, speeders and safety equipment violations.

The state police said their efforts are intended to prevent accidents in order to save lives and prevent injuries during the holidays and every day. Officers ask motorists to cooperate by driving safely and sober, and to be sure that all passengers are securely buckled up before leaving the driveway.

Pennsylvania state police remind motorists to drive safely, be alert and obey traffic laws. A pro-active, zero-tolerance approach will be taken.

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