PennDOT: Highway Fatalities at New Low
May 21, 2020
PennDOT announced on May 14 that statewide highway fatalities reached a new low in 2019, dropping to 1,059, the lowest since record keeping began in 1928 and 131 less than in 2018.
The number of unrestrained fatalities dropped from 398 in 2018 to 330 last year, the lowest it has been in the last 20 years. Other areas that saw significant decreases in 2019 were fatalities in aggressive driving crashes, fatal crashes involving a driver 65 years of age or older, and pedestrian fatalities:
• There were 129 fatalities in aggressive driving crashes in 2018 compared to 95 in 2019;