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Traffic citations in school zones increased by 32% last year

PA Courts InfoShare

Press Release Article

August 20, 2020

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.

The infographic below highlights statewide 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 is provided at the end of the release. Please note that the COVID pandemic did not affect the numbers represented in this graphic (which only reflect the 2015-2019 school years).

Traffic citations in school zones increased by 32% last year

 

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Editor’s note:

Title 75 School Zone violations issued from 1/1/2015 through 12/31/2019, 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

Percentage of Overall

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

3345 / Meeting/Overtaking School Bus

2,225

2,039

2,292

2,285

2,665

11,506

N/A

Adams

17

14

31

4

13

79

0.69%

Allegheny

374

286

453

433

564

2,110

18.34%

Armstrong

19

16

4

8

5

52

0.45%

Beaver

27

25

28

15

9

104

0.90%

Bedford

4

6

0

3

5

18

0.16%

Berks

51

98

149

122

84

504

4.38%

Blair

14

25

14

5

14

72

0.63%

Bradford

11

7

1

7

4

30

0.26%

Bucks

164

146

200

169

196

875

7.60%

Butler

89

90

38

64

83

364

3.16%

Cambria

18

16

21

17

11

83

0.72%

Cameron

0

0

2

0

0

2

0.02%

Carbon

3

15

10

6

5

39

0.34%

Centre

21

35

50

31

40

177

1.54%

Chester

165

157

161

155

153

791

6.87%

Clarion

1

8

7

7

4

27

0.23%

Clearfield

3

9

3

7

4

26

0.23%

Clinton

0

4

2

2

8

16

0.14%

Columbia

7

18

13

14

23

75

0.65%

Crawford

14

4

9

9

4

40

0.35%

Cumberland

39

28

26

30

33

156

1.36%

Dauphin

107

67

86

63

62

385

3.35%

Delaware

158

133

119

125

195

730

6.34%

Elk

2

0

1

3

3

9

0.08%

Erie

69

41

42

49

46

247

2.15%

Fayette

2

6

11

5

9

33

0.29%

Franklin

17

7

9

7

13

53

0.46%

Fulton

5

2

1

4

1

13

0.11%

Greene

7

1

4

0

7

19

0.17%

Huntingdon

3

1

2

2

3

11

0.10%

Indiana

11

8

3

5

13

40

0.35%

Jefferson

18

11

7

5

8

49

0.43%

Juniata

3

0

2

2

1

8

0.07%

Lackawanna

24

28

44

39

21

156

1.36%

Lancaster

50

52

60

75

80

317

2.76%

Lawrence

9

8

4

9

6

36

0.31%

Lebanon

4

9

12

6

7

38

0.33%

Lehigh

85

58

70

60

64

337

2.93%

Luzerne

24

30

18

36

53

161

1.40%

Lycoming

9

15

12

7

12

55

0.48%

McKean

3

6

2

4

2

17

0.15%

Mercer

29

18

14

9

7

77

0.67%

Mifflin

3

3

7

9

10

32

0.28%

Monroe

19

19

18

12

20

88

0.76%

Montgomery

204

173

219

334

379

1,309

11.38%

Montour

1

1

0

0

2

4

0.03%

Northampton

66

54

52

34

56

262

2.28%

Northumberland

6

5

5

11

10

37

0.32%

Perry

5

3

6

3

2

19

0.17%

Philadelphia

73

82

71

64

68

358

3.11%

Pike

8

7

4

2

1

22

0.19%

Potter

2

0

0

2

2

6

0.05%

Schuylkill

18

8

29

14

15

84

0.73%

Snyder

4

2

1

2

8

17

0.15%

Somerset

1

3

4

1

3

12

0.10%

Sullivan

0

1

2

0

1

4

0.03%

Susquehanna

1

5

3

3

3

15

0.13%

Tioga

4

4

1

1

3

13

0.11%

Union

2

1

1

3

6

13

0.11%

Venango

3

6

11

15

7

42

0.37%

Warren

1

5

2

1

2

11

0.10%

Washington

34

24

25

25

35

143

1.24%

Wayne

3

8

3

0

9

23

0.20%

Westmoreland

22

34

21

36

32

145

1.26%

Wyoming

0

6

9

4

9

28

0.24%

York

65

77

53

86

107

388

3.37%

3365 / Speeding In School Zone

4,404

3,964

3,653

3,534

5,022

20,577

N/A

Adams

113

61

76

52

62

364

1.77%

Allegheny

907

653

714

453

483

3,210

15.60%

Armstrong

3

6

1

2

0

12

0.06%

Beaver

215

160

74

54

106

609

2.96%

Bedford

0

0

1

2

3

6

0.03%

Berks

174

142

114

119

130

679

3.30%

Blair

3

112

22

17

4

158

0.77%

Bradford

1

3

0

0

0

4

0.02%

Bucks

490

616

440

508

553

2,607

12.67%

Butler

20

40

35

28

34

157

0.76%

Cambria

30

16

16

16

17

95

0.46%

Cameron

0

0

0

1

0

1

0.00%

Carbon

14

5

2

15

19

55

0.27%

Centre

3

3

7

7

2

22

0.11%

Chester

120

146

149

174

146

735

3.57%

Clarion

1

1

6

1

0

9

0.04%

Clearfield

29

0

1

2

0

32

0.16%

Clinton

16

6

17

0

2

41

0.20%

Columbia

0

0

0

1

1

2

0.01%

Crawford

4

12

16

26

8

66

0.32%

Cumberland

60

63

32

38

69

262

1.27%

Dauphin

59

83

39

23

41

245

1.19%

Delaware

510

308

271

231

533

1,853

9.01%

Elk

6

5

6

6

1

24

0.12%

Erie

67

47

65

90

135

404

1.96%

Fayette

5

2

4

0

1

12

0.06%

Franklin

13

12

13

22

56

116

0.56%

Fulton

7

0

1

2

1

11

0.05%

Greene

7

4

9

1

1

22

0.11%

Huntingdon

2

3

0

0

2

7

0.03%

Indiana

6

1

3

7

0

17

0.08%

Jefferson

6

0

0

1

5

12

0.06%

Juniata

4

2

0

0

0

6

0.03%

Lackawanna

8

13

11

19

22

73

0.35%

Lancaster

7

33

17

12

19

88

0.43%

Lawrence

11

1

12

3

3

30

0.15%

Lebanon

32

28

28

17

54

159

0.77%

Lehigh

82

109

32

22

75

320

1.56%

Luzerne

28

61

35

76

33

233

1.13%

Lycoming

0

2

19

20

17

58

0.28%

McKean

0

0

0

2

2

4

0.02%

Mercer

20

19

6

40

23

108

0.52%

Monroe

1

2

0

0

0

3

0.01%

Montgomery

704

621

791

1,013

1,836

4,965

24.13%

Montour

0

0

1

0

0

1

0.00%

Northampton

287

199

247

191

262

1,186

5.76%

Northumberland

23

19

6

3

0

51

0.25%

Perry

1

2

0

0

0

3

0.01%

Philadelphia

11

18

5

3

5

42

0.20%

Pike

27

10

0

0

0

37

0.18%

Potter

0

1

0

0

7

8

0.04%

Schuylkill

5

8

23

15

14

65

0.32%

Somerset

17

35

52

27

9

140

0.68%

Tioga

0

0

0

3

0

3

0.01%

Union

16

16

38

8

11

89

0.43%

Venango

27

53

22

19

17

138

0.67%

Warren

2

9

9

0

0

20

0.10%

Washington

87

19

25

31

30

192

0.93%

Wayne

0

0

0

1

0

1

0.00%

Westmoreland

47

118

94

107

125

491

2.39%

Wyoming

2

0

0

2

1

5

0.02%

York

64

56

46

1

42

209

1.02%

Grand Total

6,629

6,003

5,945

5,819

7,687

32,083

N/A

 

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