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Contact: John Marciano, (435) 703-3826
Contact: Daniel Fagergren, (435) 772-7849
SPRINGDALE, UT – Zion National Park will enhance the enforcement of impaired driving over Easter Weekend through expanded DUI checkpoints and increased road patrols for visitor safety.
Zion National Park’s enforcement is aimed to keep all visitors, local residents, and wildlife safe on the park’s roads. Impaired driving in Zion is especially dangerous due to the narrow roads, steep drop-offs and sharp turns
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, impaired driving crashes killed 10,767 people in 2016, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. That’s an average of one alcohol impaired driving fatality every 50 minutes.
Zion National Park rangers wish for all visitors to have an enjoyable and safe visit to the park. This should include driving safe and sober or appointing a designated driver for those who have consumed more than the legal amount of alcohol.