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Interstate 17 Improvements Announced

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.

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Understanding Arizona’s Travel ID

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

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All About Roundabouts

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.

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School Zone Safety

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

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Overnight closure of State Route 89 in Prescott Aug. 19

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use MacCurdy Road at State Route 89 in Prescott to plan for the overnight road closure while pavement repair work is underway.  Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes while the...

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Driving in Extreme Heat

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.

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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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