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Highway Safety Checks Set for Thursday

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Date: June 23, 2010
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2010                 10-050
Al Nash (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Highway Safety Checks Set For Thursday In Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park rangers will be conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints in the park on Thursday, June 24.

Rangers will be looking for traffic and safety violations and for impaired drivers.   

Yellowstone has over 300 miles of paved roads and some unique driving conditions. Park staff members are very committed to safety and safe driving in the park. 

Visitors are reminded that federal law requires the occupants of vehicles to wear seatbelts when driving on park roads.

- www.nps.gov/yell -

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.