• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Conducting Safety Checkpoints

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Date: May 18, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 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
May 18, 2009     09-030
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Yellowstone National Park To Conduct Safety Checkpoints

Yellowstone National Park rangers will be conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints inside the park over Memorial Day weekend.  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.