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OHV Safety Tips for Awesome Summer Adventures

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.

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Full I-17 Widening Project Approved

With planned Interstate 17 flex lanes between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point set for construction starting by 2021, the state budget approved by state lawmakers and signed by Governor Doug Ducey provides the additional funding needed to also complete widening I-17 south of where the flex system will be built.

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New $32 Vehicle Registration Fee to be Repealed

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.

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Healthy Forest Initiative to Reduce Wildfire Risk Expands in Arizona

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.

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Arizona’s 511 Travel Information System

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.

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Travel ID Deadline

Arizona motorists who have a standard driver license or ID card have about 400 business days remaining until Oct. 1, 2020, when the federal Transportation Security Administration imposes stricter identification criteria for travelers to pass through airport checkpoints.

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Arizona’s New Driver Guide

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.

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Study Ranks US States from Worst to Best

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.

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New Wrong-Way Detection System on I-17

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.

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Snowfall & Snowplows

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.

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Specialty Plates Help Worthy Causes

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.

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New Arizona Highway Public Safety Fee

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.

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Arizona’s Vehicle Tax Deductions and Exemptions

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!

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Veteran Driver Benefits in Arizona

We cherish our Veterans here at FooteWork, a Veteran-owned family business, with four offices serving Northern Arizona. There are special benefits like Veteran designation, tax and fee breaks, and special plates that apply only to Veterans. If you have served our great Country, make sure you’re not missing out!

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Yavapai County Bans Distracted Driving

While Arizona still does not have a state-wide ban of cell phones while driving, Yavapai County has become the third county in Arizona to approve an ordinance to ban cell phone behind the wheel.  Just don’t do it, whatever county you’re in!

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Buying a Used Vehicle? Beware of Flood Damaged Cars

Recent storms have given Arizonans in the market for used cars even more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle’s condition and history, especially in private sales. Cars damaged by floodwaters such as those resulting from Hurricane Florence can sometimes find their way to Arizona to be sold.

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Welcome to Arizona!

If you have just moved to Arizona, welcome to our beautiful state! A couple things you should do first is change your driver’s license and title and registration on your vehicles. We can help make it easy!

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