The Pa. State Police have released data for the 2022 Thanksgiving weekend, indicating that they issued more than 27,000 traffic citations over the five-day holiday weekend (November 23-27).
According to a press release, troopers issued 9,252 speeding citations, 1,088 citations for failing to wear a seat belt, and 138 citations for not securing children in safety seats.
Troopers also investigated 970 vehicle crashes resulting in two fatalities and 196 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in 48 crashes. Total crashes and injuries were down from the 2021 numbers of 1,155 crashes and 225 injuries, respectively.
Troop J, covering Lancaster, York, and Chester Counties, investigated 71 crashes resulting in 15 injuries. Troop K, covering Montgomery, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties, investigated 125 crashes, the most for any one troop. The two fatalities occurred in Troop K’s territory.