Pennsylvania's roadways may be substantially more hazardous for motorists on certain days of the year. According to a recent report, the number of vehicle accidents increases on holidays, Black Friday and popular football game days. This fact is largely due to the heavy traffic and intoxicated drivers.
The weekend of Memorial Day is one of those holidays when the roadways are heavily travelled. In 2014, an average of 36 million people drove a minimum of 50 miles from their residences, according to the American Automobile Association. Moreover, during the holiday weekend, the number of fatalities increases by about 13 percent compared with a normal weekend, which translates to roughly 400 deaths, as revealed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of these traffic fatalities are alcohol-related.