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PennDOT Announces 2021 Statewide Traffic Fatalities


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that in 2021, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,230 from 1,129 in 2020.

Pennsylvania roadway deaths were up about 9 percent in 2021. This increase is in line with a recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, projecting a national increase of approximately 12 percent in the first nine months of 2021.

In 2021, fatalities in crashes involving lane departure increased to 596, up from 551 in 2020, accounting for nearly half of highway fatalities across the state. Strategies to combat...

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