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Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints This Week

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Date: August 29, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2012      12-066   

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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Yellowstone To Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints This Week


Yellowstone National Park rangers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the park on August 30, 2012.

Rangers will be looking for equipment violations, safety violations, and for impaired drivers.

Park staff members are committed to safety and safe driving in the park. Yellowstone's unique driving conditions can be extremely challenging due to high traffic volume, rapidly-changing weather conditions, and visitors and wildlife on roadways.

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

The checkpoints are being conducted with the assistance of the Gallatin County DUI Task Force and local law enforcement agencies.

For current road conditions in the park, call (307) 344-2117.


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