Troopers see drop in accidents over New Year's holiday

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 6, 2015 4:57 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- State police investigated fewer accidents over the New Year's holiday travel period.

Troopers were called to 404 crashes over three-days stretching from last Wednesday to Friday -- less than half the number during last year's holiday.

Spokesman Trooper Adam Reed says the decline in accidents was a good trend to see.

"We hope people are being a little more cognizant while they're on the roads and certainly obeying the traffic laws," he says.

Reed says one person was killed and 133 others were injured in the accidents.

Some 277 people were arrested for driving under the influence and more than 5,600 were nabbed for speeding.

Troopers also cited 485 people for failing to wear their seatbelts.

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