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Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania

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April 20, 2020

Pennsylvania distracted driving citations decreased by 10 percent statewide from 2018 to 2019. Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania can be issued for 1) using headphones while driving, 2) using a handheld mobile phone while driving a commercial vehicle or 3) texting while driving. Texting includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message.

The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about distracted drivers in Pennsylvania over the last five years. A high-resolution file of the graphic is available for download at www.pacourts.us under Media Resources.

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania

 

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Editor’s Note: 

Statewide Count of distracted driving offenses filed from 1/1/2015 through 12/31/2019; Grouped by County

County

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

Percentage of Total

Adams

26

26

45

57

55

209

1.02%

Allegheny

235

316

383

384

273

1,591

7.73%

Armstrong

11

7

13

9

17

57

0.28%

Beaver

22

12

38

32

22

126

0.61%

Bedford

24

26

28

41

24

143

0.70%

Berks

132

117

198

189

199

835

4.06%

Blair

18

34

18

22

25

117

0.57%

Bradford

10

12

11

6

10

49

0.24%

Bucks

183

152

294

217

139

985

4.79%

Butler

43

45

51

46

50

235

1.14%

Cambria

17

17

15

18

34

101

0.49%

Cameron

0

3

2

4

1

10

0.05%

Carbon

16

19

30

28

30

123

0.60%

Centre

55

29

39

42

17

182

0.88%

Chester

166

208

339

272

216

1,201

5.84%

Clarion

17

15

42

27

23

124

0.60%

Clearfield

18

16

17

16

10

77

0.37%

Clinton

10

12

31

13

31

97

0.47%

Columbia

19

36

59

89

51

254

1.23%

Crawford

18

21

22

20

22

103

0.50%

Cumberland

119

179

220

189

261

968

4.70%

Dauphin

68

70

86

127

155

506

2.46%

Delaware

116

127

208

157

177

785

3.82%

Elk

1

2

11

53

16

83

0.40%

Erie

30

32

74

56

43

235

1.14%

Fayette

17

13

34

33

27

124

0.60%

Forest

0

1

4

4

5

14

0.07%

Franklin

30

46

72

57

71

276

1.34%

Fulton

10

7

10

15

11

53

0.26%

Greene

8

8

11

12

8

47

0.23%

Huntingdon

5

12

13

8

3

41

0.20%

Indiana

10

22

23

24

18

97

0.47%

Jefferson

3

8

42

17

27

97

0.47%

Juniata

14

9

7

15

16

61

0.30%

Lackawanna

115

86

121

102

99

523

2.54%

Lancaster

122

116

244

214

174

870

4.23%

Lawrence

16

12

42

30

19

119

0.58%

Lebanon

22

28

49

105

93

297

1.44%

Lehigh

73

93

220

163

201

750

3.65%

Luzerne

57

53

84

107

122

423

2.06%

Lycoming

18

18

27

33

40

136

0.66%

McKean

2

2

6

14

12

36

0.17%

Mercer

15

17

33

45

39

149

0.72%

Mifflin

4

8

7

4

4

27

0.13%

Monroe

42

63

45

60

77

287

1.39%

Montgomery

298

379

620

577

443

2,317

11.26%

Montour

8

1

5

3

8

25

0.12%

Northampton

71

78

219

149

110

627

3.05%

Northumberland

17

21

23

23

16

100

0.49%

Perry

8

4

17

22

12

63

0.31%

Philadelphia

242

216

216

255

211

1,140

5.54%

Pike

8

16

23

11

18

76

0.37%

Potter

7

17

28

22

9

83

0.40%

Schuylkill

16

22

31

34

41

144

0.70%

Snyder

30

19

30

25

26

130

0.63%

Somerset

12

6

28

42

29

117

0.57%

Sullivan

2

4

3

0

1

10

0.05%

Susquehanna

10

15

37

40

21

123

0.60%

Tioga

7

6

11

11

15

50

0.24%

Union

10

8

6

12

13

49

0.24%

Venango

21

7

21

27

45

121

0.59%

Warren

10

8

5

7

2

32

0.16%

Washington

59

58

79

83

62

341

1.66%

Wayne

3

7

9

7

7

33

0.16%

Westmoreland

75

71

74

81

78

379

1.84%

Wyoming

5

6

10

16

16

53

0.26%

York

223

212

191

170

142

938

4.56%

Grand Total

3,099

3,336

5,054

4,793

4,292

20,574

N/A

 

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