State traf­fic deaths at low­est level on record

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - WEATHER -

HARRISBURG, PA. » Penn­syl­va­nia traf­fic deaths are at their low­est num­ber since such records be­gan to be kept in 1928.

The state Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment said Mon­day that 1,137 peo­ple died on road­ways last year, fu­eled by drops in im­paired driver crashes, pedes­trian deaths and fa­tal­i­ties in­volv­ing vic­tims who weren’t wear­ing seat­belts or other proper re­straints.

The to­tal is a de­cline of 51 from 2016.

Trans­porta­tion Sec­re­tary Leslie Richards says her agency is work­ing to in­form peo­ple, adopt in­no­va­tions, en­force laws and make low-cost safety up­grades.

PennDOT is op­er­at­ing a new crash in­for­ma­tion tool that lets peo­ple see how many crashes have oc­curred in a given lo­ca­tion.

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