• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris, Expect 30-minute Delays

    The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. More »

Yellowstone to Conduct Safety Checkpoints

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: March 12, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2009     09-013
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

----------------------------------------------------
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
----------------------------------------------------

Yellowstone National Park To Conduct Safety Checkpoints

Yellowstone National Park rangers will be conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints on Highway 191 inside the park between Friday, March 13, and Sunday, March 15, 2009.

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

In 2008, Yellowstone law enforcement rangers investigated over 400 vehicle accidents.

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