From Zion National Park
Zion National Park will enhance impaired driving enforcement over the Fourth of July weekend through expanded DUI checkpoints and increased road patrols. For too many Americans, the nation’s annual celebration is filled with tragedy, as it is one of the deadliest holidays of the year when it comes to alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. Statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the past 25 years show that, on average, nearly half of all fatal traffic accidents occurring over the Fourth of July holiday weekend involved alcohol.
Superintendent Jock Whitworth said, “The Fourth of July is a time when many Americans celebrate with family and friends and enjoy their national parks, but it is also one of the deadliest times on our roadways. The goal of increasing our enforcement efforts is to keep impaired drivers off of the road and ensure that visitors can safely enjoy their time in the park.” ….MORE