HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 397 crashes 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, April 18, through Sunday, April 20. 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 seat belts, 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 crashes investigated by troopers.
The statistics cover only those crashes 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.
Media contact: Maria A. Finn or Tpr. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556
Editor's note: Troop breakdown of statistics on following page.
SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police