Monsoon season in Arizona officially has begun and runs through September 30th. We have seen drier-than-normal weather over the last few years, so many Arizona residents are hoping for a bit more rainfall during this year’s monsoon season. With rainfall comes wet...
Governor Doug Ducey today announced significant improvements to Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. The governor was joined by the directors of the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona Office of Tourism along with business leaders, local elected officials and transportation stakeholders.
n Arizona, there are two types of driver licenses and identification cards offered. First is the “old school” drivers license or id, which many people currently have in Arizona. The second is the new Travel ID
Roundabouts are becoming increasingly used in Arizona instead of intersections. There is a project finishing up in Prescott that has widened and added roundabouts to 89 highway along the stretch that connects Prescott to Chino Valley. Research has shown that they improve traffic and reduce accidents greatly.
A recent study by ZenDrive found that Arizona ranks near the bottom when it comes to school zone safety. “Fifty-seven million kids walk, bike, take the bus or get a ride to school everyday in the U.S. It’s a necessary journey, and sometimes it can be dangerous
During summer months, temperatures in the Arizona desert can reach or exceed 100 degrees every day. Sunset does not bring immediate relief, as temperatures will hover around 100 degrees well into nighttime hours.
Children and infants obviously aren’t going to get behind the wheel of a
vehicle to drive anywhere, but they can still get an ID card from Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division.
As many people are gearing up to spend time outdoors over the Memorial Day weekend, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds everyone planning to ride an off-highway vehicle (OHV) to do so safely and responsibly.
Arizona Republican Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita announced at a budget hearing on May 22, that a deal was reached with Governor Ducey to phase out the new 32 dollar fee, passed in January 2019, over the next two years.
After the largest wildfire in state history burned more than 538,000 acres of eastern Arizona forest, the Arizona Department of Transportation and other groups launched a partnership in 2014 that included easing weight restrictions on certain state highways to help timber companies remove small trees and other vegetation that could fuel catastrophic fires.
It took longer than most states, but finally Arizona has become the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th state to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving
In as little as 10 minutes, you’re out the door and on the way to the water on your boat & jet skis! Arizona Department of Game and Fish is now partnering with FooteWork's Prescott office in a new pilot program that issues watercraft credentials from third party...
A modernized, mobile-friendly Arizona 511 Travel Information System website and phone line are now available from the Arizona Department of Transportation. The new system uses the latest technology to provide a customized experience with real-time updates from ADOT, the premier source of information on Arizona’s highway system.
Are you or someone in your family ready to start driving? In Arizona, drivers can start driving at age 15 1/2 years old. Before obtaining an unrestricted driver’s license, Arizona requires new drivers to first get a graduated instruction permit, followed by a graduated driver license.
A new study by online auto insurance comparison company QuoteWizard has states listed according to driving data analysis gathered for 2018 and Arizona is ranked # 47 out of 50 as one of the BEST driver states! This is great news for Arizonians and means lower car insurance rates overall compared to other states.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is advancing a $3.7 million project to construct a first-in-the-nation wrong-way driver thermal detection system along a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 17 in Phoenix. The system is designed to detect wrong-way vehicles and alert the other drivers and law enforcement of them on I-17.
After a few good snowfalls in the upper elevations of Arizona, winter is truly here. The big snowfall on the last day of the year in 2018 caught many people off guard. People were slipping around on streets that very quickly became icy and getting stuck in the snow on the side roads all over central and northern Arizona.
What could almost fit in a tie box, makes a great stocking stuffer, comes in many colors, and helps worthy causes all in one package? It’s the specialty license plate, of course, and it’s not too late to buy one for yourself or one of your favorite elves.
The new Highway Public Safety Fee, implemented state-wide by ADOT, will be added to vehicle registration. According to ADOT, “The fee was established by state law to support public safety and Highway Patrol operations.
As 2018 comes to a close, that means tax season is around the corner. Did you know some of the MVD costs for registering your vehicle are tax deductible? That means, some of the costs for vehicles you drive for personal or business use can be deducted on your income tax returns – saving you money!