The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently released its 2012 Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics Handbook, which details information on various types of traffic collisions that occurred across the state last year.
In 2012, there were 124,092 auto accidents reported in Pennsylvania – 87,846 people were injured and 1,310 people were killed. On any given day in 2012, one out of every 44 people was involved in an accident. One out of 9,743 people was killed, and one out of every 147 was injured. In total, collisions cost every man, woman, and child in the state $1,164.
The report also revealed various statistics on alcohol-related accidents, which continues to be a focus for Departments of Transportation across the U.S. Drinking drivers contributed to 11,956 crashes and killed 404 people in 2012. Alcohol-related accidents represented nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic collisions.
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Every year, PennDOT releases these reports filled with information on every type of accident. To view more facts on each type of accident, visit our accident statistics webpage.
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