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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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I-17 Ramp Lights Have Role in Wrong-Way Vehicle System

Phoenix-area drivers are used to seeing freeway entrance-ramp meters with alternating green and red traffic lights during weekday rush hours. But some of the red lights in Interstate 17 ramp meters also play a role as part of the pilot wrong-way vehicle detection system being tested by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Free Cycle Arizona Bicycle Map

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making it easier for residents and tourists to bicycle throughout Arizona by updating the free Cycle Arizona Bicycle User Map available at AzBikePed.org and adding a mobile-friendly version.

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Summer Travel Tips

The Arizona Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead for travel during the Independence Day holiday, and also reminds the public of the roles motorists play in preventing brush fires and wildfires near roadways.

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Roundabouts

Roundabouts are becoming increasingly used in Arizona instead of intersections, because research has shown that they improve traffic and reduce accidents greatly. They are also fun to drive if you understand how they work!

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Don’t Spark a Fire

While it’s still under investigation, it’s believed to be either chains dragging or a cigarette being tossed from a vehicle that caused the Viewpoint Fire that started next to a highway recently in Prescott Valley. Definitely human caused.

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Arizona’s Voluntary Travel ID

Arizonans who plan to use their driver license or ID card to get through security checkpoints at U.S. airports and other restricted, federally controlled facilities should take action to get an Arizona Voluntary Travel ID. ADOT and TSA want to get the word out that starting Oct. 1, 2020, standard credentials won’t be accepted by the TSA.

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Arizona Driver’s Test

Is it time for you to take your written or road test? Here are some helpful tips for both the written and road tests required by Arizona.

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