Traffic Fatalities On PA Roads Jump In 2021

Pennsylvania roads and highways were deadlier in 2021 according to PennDOT’s traffic fatality report for last year. Data shows that traffic deaths were up 9-percent from 1,129 in the pandemic year of 2020 to 1,230 in 2021. There were increases in fatalities for several categories including crashes involving a 16 to the 17-year-old driver, crashes involving aggressive driving, crashes involving a motorcycle and crashes involving heavy trucks.

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