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Back to school: Traffic citations in school zones

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September 9, 2019

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.

The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about traffic citations in school zones in Pennsylvania over the last five years. Download a high-resolution version of the graphic. County-level detail provided at the end of the release.

Back to school: Traffic citations in school zones

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Media contact: Kimberly Bathgate, 717-231-3331

Editor’s note:

Title 75 School Zone violations issued from 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2018 as recorded in the Magisterial District Judge System (MDJS) and Philadelphia Municipal Court Traffic Division eTIMS System.; County Composition

 Section / Offense Description

Filed Year

Total

% of Overall

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

3345 / Meeting/Overtaking School Bus

1,985

2,221

2,034

2,292

2,285

10,817

N/A

Adams

15

17

14

31

4

81

0.75%

Allegheny

389

374

286

453

433

1,935

17.89%

Armstrong

12

19

16

4

8

59

0.55%

Beaver

10

27

25

28

15

105

0.97%

Bedford

4

4

6

0

3

17

0.16%

Berks

70

50

96

149

122

487

4.50%

Blair

2

14

25

14

5

60

0.55%

Bradford

11

11

7

1

7

37

0.34%

Bucks

144

164

146

200

169

823

7.61%

Butler

58

89

90

38

64

339

3.13%

Cambria

19

18

16

21

17

91

0.84%

Cameron

0

0

0

2

0

2

0.02%

Carbon

3

3

15

10

6

37

0.34%

Centre

17

21

35

50

31

154

1.42%

Chester

206

164

157

161

155

843

7.79%

Clarion

4

1

8

7

7

27

0.25%

Clearfield

5

3

9

3

7

27

0.25%

Clinton

1

0

4

2

2

9

0.08%

Columbia

4

7

18

13

14

56

0.52%

Crawford

13

14

4

9

9

49

0.45%

Cumberland

28

39

28

26

30

151

1.40%

Dauphin

62

107

67

86

63

385

3.56%

Delaware

113

158

133

119

125

648

5.99%

Elk

2

2

0

1

3

8

0.07%

Erie

81

69

41

42

49

282

2.61%

Fayette

6

2

6

11

5

30

0.28%

Franklin

17

17

7

9

7

57

0.53%

Fulton

1

5

2

1

4

13

0.12%

Greene

2

7

1

4

0

14

0.13%

Huntingdon

5

3

1

2

2

13

0.12%

Indiana

3

11

8

3

5

30

0.28%

Jefferson

3

18

11

7

5

44

0.41%

Juniata

1

3

0

2

2

8

0.07%

Lackawanna

19

24

28

44

39

154

1.42%

Lancaster

52

50

51

60

75

288

2.66%

Lawrence

7

8

8

4

9

36

0.33%

Lebanon

6

4

9

12

6

37

0.34%

Lehigh

41

85

58

70

60

314

2.90%

Luzerne

21

24

30

18

36

129

1.19%

Lycoming

21

9

15

12

7

64

0.59%

McKean

3

3

4

2

4

16

0.15%

Mercer

2

28

18

14

9

71

0.66%

Mifflin

3

3

3

7

9

25

0.23%

Monroe

14

19

19

18

12

82

0.76%

Montgomery

178

204

173

219

334

1,108

10.24%

Montour

3

1

1

0

0

5

0.05%

Northampton

50

66

54

52

34

256

2.37%

Northumberland

14

6

5

5

11

41

0.38%

Perry

7

5

3

6

3

24

0.22%

Philadelphia

71

73

82

71

64

361

3.34%

Pike

1

8

7

4

2

22

0.20%

Potter

3

2

0

0

2

7

0.06%

Schuylkill

10

18

8

29

14

79

0.73%

Snyder

5

4

2

1

2

14

0.13%

Somerset

5

1

3

4

1

14

0.13%

Sullivan

0

0

1

2

0

3

0.03%

Susquehanna

5

1

5

3

3

17

0.16%

Tioga

0

4

4

1

1

10

0.09%

Union

0

2

1

1

3

7

0.06%

Venango

9

3

6

11

15

44

0.41%

Warren

2

1

5

2

1

11

0.10%

Washington

23

34

24

25

25

131

1.21%

Wayne

0

3

8

3

0

14

0.13%

Westmoreland

38

22

34

21

36

151

1.40%

Wyoming

1

0

6

9

4

20

0.18%

York

60

65

77

53

86

341

3.15%

3365 / Speeding In School Zone

4,493

4,400

3,964

3,653

3,535

20,045

N/A

Adams

65

113

61

76

52

367

1.83%

Allegheny

919

907

653

714

453

3,646

18.19%

Armstrong

5

3

6

1

2

17

0.08%

Beaver

80

215

160

74

54

583

2.91%

Bedford

1

0

0

1

2

4

0.02%

Berks

231

174

142

114

119

780

3.89%

Blair

96

3

112

22

17

250

1.25%

Bradford

7

1

3

0

0

11

0.05%

Bucks

425

490

616

440

508

2,479

12.37%

Butler

14

20

40

35

28

137

0.68%

Cambria

18

30

16

16

16

96

0.48%

Cameron

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.00%

Carbon

8

14

5

2

15

44

0.22%

Centre

14

3

3

7

7

34

0.17%

Chester

121

120

146

149

174

710

3.54%

Clarion

4

1

1

6

1

13

0.06%

Clearfield

21

29

0

1

2

53

0.26%

Clinton

13

16

6

17

0

52

0.26%

Columbia

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.00%

Crawford

3

4

12

16

26

61

0.30%

Cumberland

144

60

63

32

38

337

1.68%

Dauphin

130

59

83

39

23

334

1.67%

Delaware

397

510

308

271

231

1,717

8.57%

Elk

6

6

5

6

6

29

0.14%

Erie

60

67

47

65

90

329

1.64%

Fayette

1

5

2

4

0

12

0.06%

Franklin

6

13

12

13

22

66

0.33%

Fulton

2

7

0

1

2

12

0.06%

Greene

12

7

4

9

1

33

0.16%

Huntingdon

0

2

3

0

0

5

0.02%

Indiana

17

6

1

3

7

34

0.17%

Jefferson

7

6

0

0

1

14

0.07%

Juniata

3

4

2

0

0

9

0.04%

Lackawanna

18

8

13

11

19

69

0.34%

Lancaster

23

7

33

17

12

92

0.46%

Lawrence

3

6

1

12

3

25

0.12%

Lebanon

57

32

28

28

17

162

0.81%

Lehigh

103

82

109

32

22

348

1.74%

Luzerne

13

28

61

35

76

213

1.06%

Lycoming

0

0

2

19

20

41

0.20%

McKean

1

0

0

0

2

3

0.01%

Mercer

18

20

19

6

40

103

0.51%

Mifflin

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.00%

Monroe

3

1

2

0

0

6

0.03%

Montgomery

687

705

621

791

1,013

3,817

19.04%

Montour

2

0

0

1

0

3

0.01%

Northampton

348

287

199

247

192

1,273

6.35%

Northumberland

5

23

19

6

3

56

0.28%

Perry

0

1

2

0

0

3

0.01%

Philadelphia

4

11

18

5

3

41

0.20%

Pike

27

27

10

0

0

64

0.32%

Potter

0

0

1

0

0

1

0.00%

Schuylkill

5

5

8

23

15

56

0.28%

Snyder

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.00%

Somerset

37

17

35

52

27

168

0.84%

Tioga

2

0

0

0

3

5

0.02%

Union

13

16

16

38

8

91

0.45%

Venango

33

27

53

22

19

154

0.77%

Warren

12

2

9

9

0

32

0.16%

Washington

105

87

19

25

31

267

1.33%

Wayne

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.00%

Westmoreland

66

47

118

94

107

432

2.16%

Wyoming

3

2

0

0

2

7

0.03%

York

73

64

56

46

1

240

1.20%

Grand Total

6,478

6,621

5,998

5,945

5,820

30,862

N/A

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