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!read more
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.read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Traveling north from Phoenix to Flagstaff on highway I-17 climbs to the higher elevations of beautiful northern Arizona. The highway is breathtaking, and connects to stunning places like Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Prescott, to name a fewread more
Arizona Has an Impressive Collection of Specialty Plates. How Does a Specialty Plate Come to Fruition? Specialty plates were established by state law in 1989 and legislative approval is required to create a plate. Most people are surprised to learn ADOT’s Motor...read more
The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division cautions consumers to beware of potential fraud when buying a car.
“The best defense is to do your research,” says Ralene Whitmer, MVD Title and Registration Specialist. “This is especially true for people buying vehicles from individuals.
In January of 1998, Ken Foote created FooteWork Auto License and Title Service. Today, FooteWork, Northern Arizona’s first authorized third party MVD, is celebrating 20 years in business, operating four MVD offices in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood and Williams, AZ. and employing over 30 professionals.read more
Our ability to get on an Interstate Highway and drive across the country is something we take for granted, but it is one of the most important public work achievements in the history of the U.S. The National Interstate and Defense Highway Act was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 26, 1956.read more
We all know it’s not a good idea to text and drive. Or fiddle with a navigation system for too long or doing anything else from the driver’s seat that takes away our attention from driving.read more
As drivers take to Arizona’s highways over the holidays, Arizona Department of Transportation rest area Safe Phone Zones sponsored by GEICO encourage motorists to pull off the road before using smartphones for talking, texting and more.read more
Did you know that if you sell a vehicle you are liable for it until the new owner transfers ownership at a MVD or Third Party Provider?
Imagine this: You sold, donated or traded in your vehicle. The new owner promises you he/she will transfer the title into his/her name first thing in the morning, and you agreed.read more
Shop with a Cop is in its 20th year, pairing law enforcement Officers with children to give the kids opportunities to see Officers in non-threatening situations. This program fosters a positive relationship between the Officer and child, while also allowing the child to provide for and contribute to their family’s Christmas. The 20th Annual Shop with a Cop event will take place on Saturday December 16th, starting at The Prescott Valley Library.read more
Arizona residents who buy cars out of state now have a much easier way to pay the city and state use taxes. Working with the Arizona Department of Revenue, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is now able to accept these payments when the buyer registers his or her vehicle at an MVD or MVD Authorized Third Party office.read more