Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pennsylvania State Police Making Roads Safer This Holiday Weekend

Troopers in Troop L will be doing their part in making the roads safer this holiday.

They encourage everyone to drive safe and celebrate this holiday safely.

The holidays can yield some of the highest impaired driving-related crash totals Pennsylvania has.

The Pennsylvania State Police encourages all drivers to do the right thing to protect themselves and their families.” Troopers and other state police members certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians will conduct no-cost car seat fittings at various locations from November 20 through December 3, no appointment necessary.

Car seats will be checked for suitability, and participants will receive instruction on proper installation and child restraint.

During enforcement operations, law enforcement will conduct seat belt and impaired driving enforcement simultaneously because unbelted and impaired driving crashes are shown to be significant contributors to traffic injuries and deaths, especially during nighttime hours.

According to PennDOT data, during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, including the weekend before and after the holiday as well as the day itself, there were 3,962 crashes and 38 fatalities in those crashes statewide.