More Accidents and Injuries, Including One Fatal

This article was published on: 01/3/16 5:41 PM by Curt

The official New Years holiday traffic will not end until midnight tonight, but compared to last year, there have been more accidents and one fatality compared to New Year’s 2015

STATE POLICE HOLIDAY HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT STATS

Accidents: 176 with injury: 20 fatality: 1 – Rte 15 nb x68

DUI arrests: 29 Speeding: 853 Seatbelt: 27 Hazardous Moving violations (to include following too close, distracted driving, cell phones, etc.): 1,923

This State Police enforcement effort will continue through the New Year’s holiday weekend. Troopers will continue to conduct enforcement patrols throughout the state on both highways and secondary roads. In addition, sobriety checkpoints will be set up in an effort to deter anyone from the consumption of alcohol and driving as we celebrate the New Year. If anyone sees a suspected drunk driver, or dangerous driver, please call 911 and immediately report it.

2014-2015 Statistics (12/30/14-1/2/15): Accidents: 158 with injury: 28 fatality: 0

DUI arrests: 38 Speeding: 726 Seatbelts: 22 Hazardous moving violations: 1,593

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