Pa. numbers show fewer fatal crashes but more speeding tickets over holiday weekend

    Three guesses as to how many speeding tickets were issued by Pennsylvania State Police over the holiday weekend.

    Here’s a hint: It’s more than last year and way more than the 1,007 car crashes reported between Wednesday and Sunday.

    In all those crashes, 10 people died and 326 were injured, according to the Patriot-News. That’s less than last year’s numbers, which killed 17 people and injured 343.

    But speeding tickets were up. Last year, troopers issued 7,393. This year, that number was 8,647.

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