Sobriety safety checkpoints will be set up within Grand Canyon National Park this holiday season in an effort to assure the safety of park visitors and residents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly four in 10 fatalities during the Christmas holidays occur in alcohol impaired driving crashes. Grand Canyon Chief Ranger Bill Wright said “Last year, over 100,000 visitors spent at least part of their holidays in Grand Canyon National Park. Our goal is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday here, and that includes ensuring that they aren’t involved in an alcohol-related accident.”
Checkpoint dates and locations will be randomly selected and will not be announced in advance.