Here are the ADOT safety message finalists for the 2022 contest

Jul 13, 2022, 4:35 AM
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PHOENIX — More than 3,100 entries in ADOT’s annual Safety Message Contest have been narrowed down to 12 and now the public has their chance to vote for the winner.

People can vote for their favorite creative safety message online through Monday, with the two winners being displayed on signs statewide.

The finalists are below:

  • Use your vision avoid a collision
  • You won’t make it if you fake it buckle up AZ
  • Kind is cool drive the golden rule
  • Hands on the wheel not your meal
  • Don’t hurry be happy
  • Belts & Blinkers: Summer’s hottest accessories
  • Signal 2 the left signal 2 the right merge real smooth
  • Disengage with road rage
  • Got a tab? Call a cab
  • Safe driving what a vibe
  • Drive buzzed get stung
  • Exit to text it

“The overwhelming response we’ve seen in the contest entries shows that Arizona motorists want to see fellow drivers put down their cell phones when driving,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said in a press release.

“Our state’s drivers support displaying courtesy, using their turn signals, and making safer decisions behind the wheel. We all want everyone to get safely home.”

It’s the sixth year ADOT has conducted the contest.

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 uses messages that relate to various topics, such as pop culture and current events, to promote safe driving.

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Here are the ADOT safety message finalists for the 2022 contest