From the Director: Safety Message Contest

From the Director: Safety Message Contest

March 22, 2018

By John Halikowski / ADOT Director

You did it again, Arizona!

For the second year in a row, your entries in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest were fantastic. Your messages made us laugh, smile and showed us how safe driving affects all of us.

We received about 2,200 submissions in the first phase of the contest, which ended Feb. 27. The second phase of the contest began when we revealed the 15 finalists and opened up voting to the public. Voting will continue through Monday, Mar. 26, and can be done at

Like last year, the top two vote-getters will be declared winners and their authors will be invited to our Traffic Operations Center where they’ll be able to type their safety message into our system and send it to overhead signs across Arizona.

So, please, do your civic duty, vote today and support safe driving!


This post originally appeared on ADOT Director John Halikowski's 
LinkedIn page. He has led the agency since 2009.