Park rangers to set up checkpoints Memorial Day weekend

It’s never a good time to speed and drive drunk in Yellowstone National Park, but the stakes will be higher Memorial Day weekend, when Park rangers will be conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints inside Yellowstone.  Rangers will be looking for traffic and safety violations and for impaired drivers.

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

Newcomers frequently face some challenges when driving in Yellowstone, The posted speed limits are lower than on highways in surrounding states, and in areas like the Lamar Valley, it’s easy to speed under the wide-open spaces of the 300 miles of paved roads. But there’s always the possibility of wildlife — like some large bisons or moose — around every curve, which means drivers should always be on the lookout and following best practices when driving in the Park.

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