HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- PennDOT today announced that traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached a record low in 2016.
There were 1,188 fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways last year, down 12 from 2015.
“Our biggest priority is to keep the public safe through innovation, roadway improvements, and educational outreach,” says Governor Tom Wolf. “As fatality numbers continue to trend downward, we still need to change driver behavior, keeping in mind that each person killed in a crash is a member of someone’s family.”
The types of crashes with the most significant decreased are run-off the road crashes, vehicles into fixed objects, and drinking driver fatalities.
However, some types of crashes increased in 2016 including: crashes at intersections and pedestrian deaths resulting from crashes.
For more information on crash data throughout the commonwealth go to http://www.dotcrashinfo.pa.gov.