The Pennsylvania Division of
Transportation (PennDOT) is urging motorists to all the time observe secure driving
habits to restrict the variety of freeway deaths throughout the state in connection
with “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
“No matter what
mode you utilize to journey, everybody has a duty to maintain our roadways
secure,” stated PennDOT District 1 Government Brian McNulty, P.E. “Motorists can do
their half by by no means driving impaired or distracted, all the time carrying a seat belt,
and obeying posted pace limits.”
In 2020, there have been
1,129 complete site visitors fatalities in Pennsylvania, which is a median of three
individuals struggling deadly accidents in crashes per day, in line with PennDOT information.
Fifty-one of the
fatalities occurred inside PennDOT’s District 1, which incorporates Crawford, Erie,
Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties.
Nationwide information exhibits
greater than 90 % of crashes are brought on by driver habits. Impaired driving
was a contributing consider 17 fatalities within the northwest area in 2020.
Dashing can also be a number one contributor to deadly crashes within the area and statewide.
After recording a
report low of 1,059 site visitors deaths in 2019, statewide freeway fatalities
elevated to 1,129 final yr, the second lowest complete on report.
Roadway deaths are
additionally on a downward development in District 1, reducing to 51 in 2020. In
comparability, there have been 73 fatalities in 2016.
“Though we’ve seen a
discount within the variety of deadly crashes regionally lately, there’s
nonetheless loads of room for enchancment and lives that may be saved,” McNulty
For extra data
on secure driving habits, go to www.penndot.gov/safety.
Subscribe to PennDOT information and site visitors alerts in Crawford,
Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties at www.penndot.gov/District1.
Details about infrastructure in District 1, together with
accomplished work and important tasks, is obtainable at www.penndot.gov/D1Results. Discover PennDOT’s deliberate and lively building tasks
MEDIA CONTACT: Saxon Daugherty, 814-678-7095
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