Programs and Partnerships

Adopt a Highway

Safety and Vest Requirements

Safety Vests are required within the right of way of any roadway open to public travel! ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteers are required to read Safety Briefings before every cleanup and watch the safety briefing video below. 

Vests must be ANSI Class II

The label you are looking for will say
  ANSI/ISEA Lime Yellow Class 2 

Volunteers must acknowledge they have seen the Adopt a Highway Volunteer Safety Briefing Information orientation video and read the Safety Briefing before entering ADOT encroachment for the Adopt a Highway Volunteer program. Please print this Adopt a Highway Volunteer Safety Briefing Information form sign it and return it to the designated ADOT office listed on your permit. Please do this before your first clean up.

Volunteer Registration

All volunteers must read and sign the Volunteer Registration form. The Permitee must return the signed form to the District Permit Technician after every cleanup.

Safety Vests

Volunteers are required to wear ANSI Class II safety vests. Please check with your ADOT district permit technician regarding safety vests, and be sure to follow instructions about returning any loaned vests to ADOT.

If your group is checking out vests for your ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteer cleanup, Please fill out the Adopt a Highway Vests Check Out Sheet and send it to your ADOT contact in the Designated ADOT District office listed on your Application. 

Venomous Creatures  

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center created a handy brochure about what to do when you find yourself in trouble because of a poisonous creature or critter. Find out more about preventing bites and stings from the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center 1.800.222.1212.

On December 16th of 2009 a Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) ruling declared all workers within the right of way of any roadway open to public travel are REQUIRED to wear Class 2 or Class 3 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) /International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) 107-2004 compliant high visibility safety apparel by December 31st, 2011. 

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.