Friday, September 2, 2016

ADOT boards light up with Labor Day safety messages


By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications

ADOT’s overhead message boards are carrying a special message for the busy Labor Day weekend, traditionally one of the deadliest times on Arizona roadways. ADOT hopes to make this weekend one with zero fatalities.

Drivers will see the following message along holiday travel corridors:


Holiday travel corridors are highly traveled state highways with additional officers and ADOT personnel on hand to encourage safety and handle any crashes that may occur. The holiday travel corridors are Interstate 17 between north Phoenix and Flagstaff, Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, and SR 87 between Mesa and Payson.

ADOT has positioned heavy equipment, trucks and crews along holiday corridors starting. Front loaders and incident-response trucks are stationed along I-17 near Anthem, I-10 near Queen Creek Road southeast of Phoenix and along State Route 87 north of Fountain Hills.

If you are traveling this weekend, leave prepared:
  • Check your vehicle, including tire pressure, before you leave.
  • Get a good night’s rest before heading out on a trip.
  • Buckle up.
  • Obey posted speed limits.
  • Avoid the busiest travel times, often Friday and Monday afternoons, if possible.
  • Never drive while impaired. Arrange for a designated driver in advance.
  • Be prepared for unexpected closures as well as changing weather conditions, including blowing dust and thunderstorms.
  • Pack extra drinking water and snack foods in case traffic is stopped due to a crash or disabled vehicle up ahead.
Find additional road trip tips on the ADOT Transportation Safety page.
Posted by Caroline Carpenter   |  Labels:  holiday-corridor, labor-day-travel, labor-day-weekend, Safety


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