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Think you're funny? You can write a safety message for ADOT

Posted at 4:52 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 18:52:19-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — "Drive like the person your dog thinks you are."

That was one of the winning entries in last year's "safety message contest" from the Arizona Department of Transportation. Anyone can submit a clever safety message with the chance to see it displayed on overhead signs across Arizona highways.

ADOT says there are only a few rules to the contest:

  • The message must relate to traffic safety.
  • The message has to be three lines long, no more than 18 characters per line.
  • No hashtags, phone numbers or web addresses in the message
  • No emojis.

Need some inspiration? Here are some of the messages ADOT has displayed in the past:

  • "That's the temperature, not the speed limit."
  • "Single in HOV? Get a real date, not a court date."
  • "Visit Grand Canyon, not Great Beyond. Drive safely."

Arizonans have until March 2 to submit their ideas at After that, ADOT will select 12 finalists and the public will vote on their favorites. The top two vote-getters will be displayed on highway signs across the state.

Click here to submit your idea to ADOT.