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Traffic citations in school zones increased by 32% last year Permalink

In Pennsylvania, there was a 32 percent increase in school zone traffic violations from 2018-2019. Over the last five years, 32,083 drivers in total were cited for either speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus.

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in PennsylvaniaPermalink

In the first five years since Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive human-trafficking law (Act 105) took effect in 2014, 586 human-trafficking offenses were charged. The infographic below highlights key court data including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five years, defendant demographics and the top 10 counties with the highest number human-trafficking cases.

Back to school: Traffic citations in school zonesPermalink

September is the heaviest month for school zone violations. Over the last five years, 30,862 Pennsylvania drivers were cited with school zone violations for either speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus. This infographic highlights key data and demographics about traffic citations in school zones in Pennsylvania over the last five years.

Traffic cases account for the majority of Pennsylvania magisterial district court cases in 2016 Permalink

In 2016, 66 percent of all new cases filed in Pennsylvania magisterial district courts were traffic-related. Magisterial district courts are the first level of the judicial system where magisterial district judges (MDJs) handle minor court cases and matters. This infographic highlights statewide court case data and provides an educational glance at the specific types of cases that MDJs preside over.

Speeding Ranks Number One in Summary Traffic Citations in PennsylvaniaPermalink

Data collected by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts shows more than 6.9 million total traffic summary violations were issued in Pennsylvania from 2013 through 2017. That is an average of 3,796 traffic tickets per day, with speeding violations leading the pack.

PA Courts infoShare in review Permalink

Over the past year, infoShare topics have ranged from protection from abuse, distracted driving, traffic citations and top criminal convictions. Highlights of infoShare can be found in a new video produced by the AOPC or can be downloaded in a PDF version.

Back to school: Traffic citations in school zonesPermalink

It’s that time of year again for flashing yellow lights warning of school zone speed limits of 15 mph, and for children of all ages to board buses across the state. Over the past four years, 28,000 Pennsylvania drivers had been cited with school zone violations – for either speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus. September and October were the heaviest months for school zone citations.

Traffic citations in PennsylvaniaPermalink

Data collected by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts shows more than 5.6 million total traffic violations were issued in Pennsylvania from 2012 through 2015. That is an average of 3,876 traffic tickets per day, with speeding tickets being the number one summary traffic violation. Last year, one in 10 drivers received a traffic citation. This infographic highlights key information about traffic citations in Pennsylvania.

Online Court Payments Top $100 Million Permalink

More than $100 million in traffic fines and other court-ordered fines, costs and restitution has been collected over the last two years through the court’s convenient online payment feature known as “e-pay” Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille today announced. View the e-pay collections through May 31, 2013