Driving safety tips and resources from the Arizona Department of Transportation at FocusOnDriving.com keep motorists prepared on Arizona’s roads.

Be prepared and Know Snow

An Important Message from Dallas Hammit, Deputy Director for Transportation

Fall isn’t officially over just yet, but many parts of our state have already begun to experience wintry conditions. That makes now the perfect time to ensure you and your vehicle are ready to drive in winter weather.

On ADOT’s Know Snow and Ice webpage, you’ll find a number of tips for preparing your vehicle, driving on wet roads and dealing with stalled vehicles. ADOT’s Focus on Driving site also offers a number of resources, including several informative videos.

Besides checking out ADOT’s safe-driving tips, I also encourage you to pack an emergency kit for your vehicle — it can include blankets, a flashlight, ice scraper, shovel, sand for traction, hazard warning lights and a reflective vest. And, when you’re planning your next trip, be sure to bring along items that would help in case you encounter an unscheduled highway closure — that includes a phone charger, drinking water, food and medications.

As always, you can visit az511.gov, download the AZ 511 app or dial 511 for updated road and weather conditions. You can also get unplanned road closure information on the ADOT Alerts app, but remember to never use a cell phone or mobile device while driving.

Safely Home!