PennDOT's multi-faceted approach to improving highway safety in Pennsylvania involves promoting behavioral programs and implementing infrastructure improvements. Behavioral programs include impaired and distracted-driving campaigns, aggressive-driving enforcement, seat-belt and child-restraint programs, and many other measures to encourage safer driving habits. We also make infrastructure improvements such as: rumble strip installation, removing roadside obstructions and intersection improvements (upgrading traffic signals, adding turning lanes, installing signage and pavement markings, pedestrian countdown timers, etc.).
Pennsylvania is committed to continuously improving highway safety. The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low in 2016 when 1,188 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928. PennDOT aims to further continue this downward trend by reducing highway fatalities to 1,068 and serious injuries to 4,092 over the next five years.