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Franklin County Has Most Traffic Deaths Among Southern Pennsylvania Counties

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Apr 02, 2013 in News


Posted on Apr 02, 2013

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Franklin County in 2012 had more highway deaths than did its Pennsylvania neighbors.  Franklin County had 19 fatalities, Cumberland County 18, Adams 14 and Fulton four.

Traffic deaths (1,310) in Pennsylvania were the third-lowest number on record, but 24 more than a year earlier. The number of texting-while-driving crashes dropped. Drunk driving and distracted driving fatalities also declined from the previous year while fatal crashes involving pedestrians, motorcycles and senior drivers increased.

Total crashes in Pennsylvania declined from 2011 to 2012. PennDOT data from police reports show fewer crashes in 2012 than in 2011 or 15 years ago. In 2012 there were 124,062 crashes on Pennsylvania highways, 125,322 crashes in 2011 and 144,542 crashes 15 years ago. The lowest number of traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania was 1,256 recorded for 2009.

For more on the data released April 1, 2013 by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation go to the Chambersburg Public Opinion at:

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/latestnews/ci_22915235/franklin-county-leads-area-counties-2012-traffic-deaths

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