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ADOT’s safety message contest finalists announced

Last year’s winning message by Ashley Servatius. (WNI Illustration)

Last year’s winning message by Ashley Servatius. (WNI Illustration)

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation received more than 3,200 entries in its Safety Message Contest earlier this month. Now, those entries have been narrowed down to 15 finalists and it’s up to the public to choose the winners.

From today through Monday, May 20, you can view and vote for your favorite safety message at azdot.gov/signcontest. The two messages that receive the most votes will be displayed on Dynamic Message Signs statewide.

"If drivers want safety and less stress, the solution is as close as the steering wheel in your hands,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski. “One of the interesting things about the contest is seeing the messages submitted and what really matters to people when it comes to transportation safety. People are fed up with drivers that choose to speed, drive distracted or drunk, and want to see more courtesy on the roads.”

ADOT displays unconventional safety messages to encourage drivers to make better decisions behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 90 percent of vehicle collisions are caused by driver decisions, including choosing to speed, drive recklessly, distracted or impaired.

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