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Last call for ADOT safety message contest entries

Deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 19
February 15, 2017

PHOENIX – Just a few days remain to submit entries in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest.

The deadline to enter the contest is Sunday, Feb. 19. Safety message entries can beNew Year New You submitted at ADOT has received more than 7,000 submissions since the contest launched Feb. 6.

"We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to the contest," said Kevin Biesty, ADOT Deputy Director for Policy. "People are seeing the signs and talking about the safety messages. Our goal is to get them to take those messages to heart, improving safety for everyone on the roads."

When creating your message, follow these guidelines:

  • Signs accommodate three lines and 18 characters, including spaces, per line
  • #Hashtags, phone numbers and website addresses are not allowed
  • Signs can’t accommodate emoji

After Feb. 19, ADOT will review submissions and select 15 messages to advance to the next round. In March, we'll post the finalists on our website and let the public decide the winner.

The winning message will appear on Dynamic Message Signs for two days in April.


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