ADOT taking entries for 6th annual safety message contest

Jun 23, 2022, 4:15 AM | Updated: 7:39 am

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PHOENIX — Do you have an amusing safety message? Here’s your chance to have it be viewed by thousands of drivers across the state.

Entries are being accepted on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s website through Tuesday for the 6th annual Safety Message Contest.

After the department selects 10 finalists, the public will vote for their favorite to be displayed on overhead signs statewide.

“This contest can inspire thousands more people to think and talk creatively about driving safely,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said in a press release.

“Each year, the contest entries get better and better. We look forward to what 2022 has in store for seeing a real, live message from a member of the public on ADOT’s highway message boards.”

There are no limits to the number of entries people can submit, but there are a few rules that must be followed.

The department said the message must relate to traffic safety, be no more than three lines at 18 characters per line, as well as not include hashtags, phone numbers, website addresses or emojis.

More than 6,000 votes were cast last year for the 12 finalists, with the two chosen being “miss your exit? It’s okay we made more ahead” and “life is a highway I wanna ride it with a seatbelt on.”

ADOT in the past has displayed safety messages that relate to various topics, such as pop culture and current events.

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ADOT taking entries for 6th annual safety message contest