Police to step up holiday patrols

Christopher Dornblaser

The Pennsylvania State Police will be out in larger numbers during the holiday season, according to a press release.

The York County barrack will be placing additional patrols on the highways to target aggressive drivers, speeding motorists and impaired drivers, police said.

According to the National Safety Commission, automobiles account for the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation. In 2013, 343 people died on New Year's Day due to car accidents, with alcohol-impaired fatalities representing 31% of the totals, according to the National Safety Commission.

In 2014, 35 fatalities were recorded during the holiday season.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com