Pennsylvania Auto Accidents On The Rise During The Holidays

November 29, 2012

Over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Pennsylvania State Police investigated 1,124 Philadelphia Car Accidents, including 13 fatal crashes. According to 77 Square, this was approximately 100 more accidents than were reported the previous year, which accounted for 10 fatalities and just over 1,000 collisions.

Even more concerning is the fact that this number did not include the accidents that were investigated by local and regional law enforcement. With another busy travel season closing in quickly with Christmas and New Year’s approaching, law enforcement statewide is gearing up to crack down on motorists who are breaking the law.

An announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation explained that police throughout Pennsylvania will participate in “Operation Safe Holiday.” Throughout the campaign, sobriety checkpoints, as well as saturation and traffic safety patrols will be utilized in an effort to catch motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively, or that are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

A PennDOT spokesperson explained a total of 1,994 accidents occurred last year during the holidays, including 19 fatal accidents. The goal is to reduce that number of Pennsylvania Auto Accidents this year.

The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers with Lundy Law would like to urge all motorists in Pennsylvania to be extra vigilant while driving in the coming weeks. Taking simple precautions, such as eliminating distractions and buckling up, makes a significant difference in keeping both drivers and passengers safe.