According to data, men in Pennsylvania are more often distracted while
driving than women.
The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts recently reported that
citations for distracted driving increased 52 percent overall in Pennsylvania
from 2014 to 2016.
In total, there were 12,201 texting while driving infractions across the
state in 2016, and men accounted for 70 percent of drivers cited. This
includes citations for sending, reading or writing a text-based message
or email, and for wearing or using headphones or earphones while the car
is in motion. Those caught texting while driving are responsible for a
$50 fine plus court costs.
27 percent of drivers given citations were in their 30s. Only 6 percent
were teenagers. Local police issued 58 percent of the tickets, and state
police were responsible for the remainder. According to the office of
the courts, the month of May had the most citations, which were handed
out mostly between 8 a.m. and noon.