A reflection on Thanksgiving traffic safety messages

A reflection on Thanksgiving traffic safety messages

By Kelsey Mo / ADOT Communications
November 24, 2023
A digital message board on the highway encourages motorists to drive safely.

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but we at the Arizona Department of Transportation are always thankful for motorists who practice safe driving. That theme was woven into some of the traffic safety messages displayed on overhead signs this week.

For years, we’ve used messages that play off major current events or holidays to get drivers engaged with traffic safety. We hope that these messages will grab people’s attention and ultimately change their behavior behind the wheel. 

It’s particularly relevant over Thanksgiving as Arizonans travel on the highways to gather with friends and family and revel in festivities. In 2022, there were 16 fatal crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday period, including four that were related to alcohol.

As Arizonans recover from gorging themselves on too much pecan pie, turkey and mashed potatoes, we hope you’ll continue to use your blinkers, travel with care and designate a driver when needed. 

This video compiles the traffic safety messages from Thanksgiving 2023.


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