Thanksgiving weekend had more accidents, tickets issued

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State Police handed out more tickets and investigated more accidents this Thanksgiving weekend than last year. The final statistics from the long weekend enforcement included 1,010 speeding tickets —114 more than last year. Another 2,599 tickets were given for other hazardous violations, including unsafe lane changes, following too closely, using a cell phone and failing to signal. The weekend also saw an increase in the number of accidents and one more fatality than the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In all, 524 accidents were investigated, 70 with injuries. That’s 132 more accidents than the previous holiday weekend.
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