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Accident Statistics

Lehigh Valley Averages 70 Traffic Accident Deaths Each Year

A draft report entitled "Traffic Safety in the Lehigh Valley, 2004-08" reports that 63 traffic related deaths occurred in the Lehigh Valley in 2008. The study reviewed only reportable accidents on state and federal roads and highways in the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton area. It did not include municipal roadway accidents.
The Planning Commission reported the following accident related statistics:

  1. From 2004 to 2008, 328 fatalities were reported in Lehigh and Northampton counties. In 2005, a high of 81 fatalities were reported. In 2005, a low of 59 fatalities were reported. On average, 70 fatalities occurred each year over the 2004 to 2008 period.
  2. The Lehigh Valley averaged 5,589 injuries from car and traffic accidents per year during the period from 2004 to 2008.
  3. The Lehigh Valley averaged 7,949 reportable car and traffic accidents from 2004 to 2008.
  4. 33 percent of accidents are described as "angle" crashes resulting from vehicles colliding at junction points or driveways or entrance ramps. These are the most prevalent reportable accidents in the Lehigh Valley.
  5. Fixed objects like trees, bridge piers and utility poles are the single most leading cause of fatalities in the Lehigh Valley representing 38 percent of crashes.
  6. Rear end accidents account for 23 percent of car and motor vehicle collisions in the Lehigh Valley during the 5 year time period.
  7. Aggressive driving (speeding, tailgating, lane changes) is the biggest cause of fatal accidents. Aggressive driving accounted for 217 fatalities.
  8. Alcohol related fatalities accounted for 102 roadway fatalities in car and truck accidents and traffic related accidents in the greater Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania areas.

Pennsylvania Older Driver Statistics

The following represents the number of Pennsylvania licensed drivers ages 65 and older in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Licensed Drivers Ages 65 and Older:

  • 2000 - 1,397,713
  • 2001 - 1,428,279
  • 2002 - 1,450,033
  • 2003 - 1,451,649
  • 2004 - 1,434,506
  • 2005 - 1,450,522
  • 2006 - 1,477,681
  • 2007 - 1,535,531
  • 2008 - 1,563,441
  • 2009 - 1,588,769

School Bus Driver Statistics

The following statistics represent the number of school bus drivers, registered school buses, number of school students transported and the number of miles driven by school buses in Pennsylvania.
Licensed School Bus Drivers

  • 2000 - 37,222
  • 2001 - 30,205
  • 2002 - 39,020
  • 2003 - 39,573
  • 2004 - 39,573
  • 2005 - 40,959
  • 2006 - 40,959
  • 2007 - 40,350
  • 2008 - 40,540
  • 2009 - 41,71

Registered School Buses

  • 2000 - 25,823
  • 2001 - 27,019
  • 2002 - 27,731
  • 2003 - 28,405
  • 2004 - 29,006
  • 2005 - 29,628
  • 2006 - 29,982
  • 2007 - 30,721
  • 2008 - 30,818
  • 2009 - 31,194

Number of Students Transported on Daily Basis (by school year)

  • 2000-2001: 1,523,575
  • 2001-2002: 1,540,421
  • 2002-2003: 1,538,799
  • 2003-2004: 1,548,109
  • 2004-2005: 1,543,266
  • 2005-2006: 1,595,460
  • 2006-2007: 1,545,698
  • 2007-2008: 1,563,672

Number of Miles Driven by School Buses Annually (by school year)

  • 2000-2001: 364,329,387
  • 2001-2002: 376,892,342
  • 2002-2003: 381,362,347
  • 2003-2004: 389,597,595
  • 2004-2005: 393,566,026
  • 2005-2006: 396,684,221
  • 2006-2007: 399,621,010
  • 2007-2008: 406,919,128

 

Teenage Driver Statistics

The following statistical data represents the number of Pennsylvania licensed teenage drivers ages 16 and 17 from 1999 to 2009. 1999 to 2009.
Pennsylvania Licensed Drivers, ages 16 and 17 from 1999 to 2009:
  • 1999: 153,984
  • 2000: 122,482
  • 2001: 95,673
  • 2002: 97,077
  • 2003: 95,730
  • 2004: 115,198
  • 2005: 115,162
  • 2006: 113,557
  • 2007: 91,804
  • 2008: 87,004
  • 2009: 84,245
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Our Locations

Orefield 1409 Hausman Rd
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-395-9001
Fax: 610-395-7776

Allentown 4201 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-432-2221
Fax: 610-432-6411

Easton/Palmer 2740 Nazareth Road
Easton, PA 18045
Phone: 610-253-5555
Fax: 610-253-5578

Whitehall 2012 Mauch Chunk Road
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-799-2221

Reading 4700 Perkiomen Ave
Reading, PA 19606
Phone: 610-370-4000

Lancaster 1672 Manheim Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 717-560-4444

Bethlehem 610-861-8777

Lehighton 610-377-8888