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What can PennDOT do to reach a teen audience and reduce the number of teens who die each year in vehicle crashes?
As we allow our bodies to adjust to a new schedule, we must make sure we get plenty of sleep — especially before we get behind the wheel.
Here’s a frightening Halloween statistic: Children are, on average, more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle and killed on Halloween
National Teen Driver Safety Week was established by Congress in 2007, and is an important week highlighting teens' elevated crash risk.
At some point every day, everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania, pedestrian deaths have gone up — there were 172 in 2016.
Parents just want to keep their kids safe, especially when it comes time to hand over the car keys.
The good news is that we reached a record low in 2016 with 1,188 fatalities. To us, that's still 1,188 too many.
Nearly 15,000 crashes involving a distracted driver were reported in Pennsylvania in 2015. Of those, 61 were fatal.
Did you know PennDOT is directly responsible for nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,000 bridges? We oversee programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports and waterways, in addition to administering the state's more than 11 million vehicle registrations and 8.8 million driver's licenses.
So, how do we do what we do? And how can we help you travel in Pennsylvania — whether it be for business or leisure — in safe and enjoyable manner? Read PennDOT Way to learn more about the department, what we do, and how and why we do it.