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Feb 20, 2023

Senate panel recommends approving Hobbs’ ADOT head pick after grilling

A Senate panel agreed Monday to recommend confirmation of Katie Hobbs' pick to head the Department of Transportation -- but not before the chairman grilled her on her personal beliefs and at one point suggested she was not being truthful.

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Dec 9, 2022

Lawmakers seek data on pot-related DUI

Arizona lawmakers are seeking to better understand drug-related DUI cases for future legislation that appropriately addresses marijuana and other drugs. The Legislature created the Driving Under the Influence Data Collection Study Committee, which met twice, once in October and once earlier this week.

Feb 28, 2022

Allister Adel is a hypocrite

Allister Adel, has been extremely tough on DUI offenses. It is well known. She has used her position to punish those that had the same issues that she has dealt with. Could this be because she hated the fact that alcohol was also her demon?  I believe so.  She has had opportunities to “sensibly” and […]

Jun 26, 2018

Law to restrict teen texting behind the wheel to take effect

Come Sunday morning, Arizona won't be only one of two states that has no restrictions on the ability of motorists to use their cell phones while driving.

Apr 20, 2017

Texting ban on teenage drivers now only needs Ducey’s signature to become law

On a 32-24 margin, the state House today gave final approval to legislation banning teens with a learner’s driving permit from texting or making calls from their cell phones while behind the wheel. SB1080 also extends that to the first six months they have their actual Class G license, which is reserved for the newest drivers.

Apr 5, 2017

House Rules chairman refuses to hear texting ban on teenage drivers

Rep. Phil Lovas, R-Peoria, who chairs the House Rules Committee, confirmed today that he is refusing to give a hearing to a Senate-passed bill that would make the use of hand-held communication devices illegal for teens during the first six months they have a license.

Mar 2, 2017

Texting while driving ban on teenage drivers is near the finish line

After years of trying, Sen. Karen Fann, R-Prescott, is steps away from getting her proposal to ban teenage drivers from texting signed into law.

Jan 25, 2017

Bill would keep cell phones out of hands of newest drivers

State lawmakers are moving to keep cell phones out of the hands of the newest drivers while behind the wheel.

Jan 11, 2017

Texting-while-driving ban again on Legislature’s agenda

A new proposal that would ban texting while driving has emerged in the Arizona Senate.

Jan 22, 2016

Photo radar bill would tie violation to vehicle rather than drive

A proposal to allow photo enforcement of laws governing stopped school buses would force people who get any kind of photo radar tickets to rat out whoever was driving their vehicle at the time.

Oct 19, 2015

A report shows Arizonans driving less, but should long-term transportation plans adjust?

Planners and officials should focus increasingly on public transportation options such as pedestrian routes, buses, light rail and passenger trains as use of these forms of travel has increased across the state since 2006, according to a new report.

May 12, 2015

Arizona program for energy-efficient vehicles reaches limit

The Department of Transportation says it has finished distributing 1,800 license plates that became available in May 2014 as previous owners turned in plates due to reasons that included moving out of state and selling qualifying vehicles.