The Pennsylvania DUI Association Board of Directors and Staff wish you a happy and Safe Independence Day. We hope you get to spend time with friends and family as we celebrate our great country. We also want you to be safe on this holiday that has historically seen a high incidence of  impaired driving crashes.

According to PennDOT data, last year there were 293 alcohol-related crashes resulting in eight fatalities from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 10. This marked a decrease from 2015, when there were 330 alcohol-related crashes and 11 fatalities from Friday, June 26, through Sunday, July 5, 2015. Also, during the holiday period last year, there were 101 drug-related crashes and four fatalities in those crashes, compared to 99 drug-related crashes and four fatalities in 2015.

Be safe, drive sober or use a designated driver.