PA State Police Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 1,155 crashes, including five fatal collisions, in which five people were killed during the Thanksgiving holiday driving period from November 24-28, 2021.
Of the 1,155 total crashes investigated, 91 were alcohol-related, two were alcohol-related fatal crashes and 225 people were injured. State police also made 533 DUI arrests over the long holiday weekend. In addition, Troopers issued 10,126 speeding citations, 849 citations for failing to wear a seat belt, and 84 citations to drivers for not securing children in safety seats.
CRASH DATA
Year
Total Crashes
Fatal Crashes
People Killed
People Injured
Alcohol-Related Crashes
Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2021 (5 days)
1,155
5
5
225
91
2
2019 (5 days)
1,116
7
8
247
73
1
ENFORCEMENT DATA
Year
DUI Arrests
Speeding Citations
Child Seat Citations
Seat Belt Citations
Other Citations
2021 (5 days)
533
10,126
84
849
14,684
2019 (5 days)
729
14,028
205
1,366
19,144
 
More information on 2021 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and mitigation efforts that were in place throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time, statistical information was not collected during the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday driving period.