Over this year's Independence Day Weekend Enforcement period, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) saw an increase in the number of fatal crashes investigated. 

PSP investigated a total of 774 crashes over the 5 day enforcement period. This is approximately a 15 percent increase compared to the 668 accidents investigated in 2023. 

Of those 774 crashes, 11 of them were fatal and over 244 people were injured. 

Additionally, this year there were 64 DUI related crashes with 4 of them being fatal. There were 0 DUI-related fatal crashes in 2023. 

Table 1: Independence Day Weekend Crash Statistics

Year

Total Crashes

Fatal Crashes

People Killed

People Injured

DUI Crashes

DUI-Related Fatal Crashes

2024 (5 days)

774

11

11

244

64

4

2023 (5 days)

668

3

3

194

59

0

Police also saw an increase in the number of citations issued this year. 

Table 2: Independence Day Weekend Enforcement Statistics

Year

DUI Arrests

Speeding Citations

Child Seat Citations

Seat Belt Citations

Other Citations

2024 (5 days)

556

7,975

225

876

19,353

2023 (5 days)

505

7,929

210

845

14,754

More information on the Independence Day Weekend Enforcement can be found here