Arizona Rest Areas Promoted in Safety Campaign

June 12, 2014

Hoping to reduce distracted driving, Arizona transportation officials are promoting the state’s 14 highway rest areas as safe places to make phone calls, send texts and check email while traveling.

According to the state Department of Transportation, new “Safe Phone Zone” signs are going up in rest areas under a partnership with Geico and Infrastructure Corp. of America. That Brentwood, Tenn.-based company maintains Arizona’s rest areas.

ADOT and the companies held a news conference Tuesday in Phoenix to announce the new labeling.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm
    Vickie says:
    Normally I am not in favor of rights being constrained but the distracted drivers hurt other, innocent parties and sometimes killing them. I agree, texting should be outlawed.... read more
  • June 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm
    Kerri says:
    They should outlaw texting and driving in Arizona, period. The rest stops are a good idea, but I do not see people actually using them for this purpose.
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