In 2013, Pennsylvania had the fewest traffic fatalities since record-keeping in the Commonwealth began in 1928. The number of traffic related deaths dropped to 1, 208 from 1,310 in 2012. There were declines in the number of fatalities among those not wearing seat belts, deaths caused by speeding, deaths in single vehicle crashes, and DUI related deaths.
Unfortunately, despite the overall decrease in traffic fatalities, there were some categories of traffic fatalities that saw increases last year. Categories that saw increases were fatalities caused by distracted driving, head-on collisions or sideswipes, and deaths involving drivers age 75 or older.
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