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PennDOT Releases 2017 Crash Statistics

Posted on June 11, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released its annual report on the prior year’s crash statistics, revealing the lowest fatality rate recorded since the department started keeping records in 1935: 1.12 fatalities per hundred million vehicle-miles of travel. 2017 statistics, however, also include a number of crashes, injuries and fatalities. Here’s an overview of what happened on Pennsylvania’s roads in 2017.

The report breaks out the data in many ways, such as who was involved (by gender and age), the types of vehicles involved, which days of the week and hours of the day had the most crashes, and crashes involving alcohol. There’s also a section on seat belts, child safety seats and air bags in crashes. The site also affords visitors the ability to create custom searches on statistics with the Pennsylvania Crash Information Tool.

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