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Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania decreased over last year

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April 1, 2019

Pennsylvania distracted driving citations decreased by 5 percent statewide from 2017 to 2018. Despite the recent decrease, citations increased by 118 percent over the last five years. Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania can be issued for both texting and/or using headphones 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 decreased over last year

PA Courts InfoShare is a monthly product of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) that visually highlights the work of the courts with interesting data and statistics obtained through the judiciary’s case management systems, interactive dashboards and other research. Reproduction is permissible with source cited. 

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