Motorists Urged to Drive Safely
September 3, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are reminding motorists to travel responsibly ahead of the Labor Day holiday.
During the 2019 Labor Day holiday enforcement period, troopers made 610 DUI arrests and investigated 45 crashes in which alcohol was a factor. According to PennDOT data, in 2019 there were 2,995 crashes resulting in 46 fatalities statewide over the holiday week beginning Friday, Aug. 30, and running through Sunday, Sept. 8. Of the total fatalities, 19 were alcohol-related and three were drug-related.