What is a safety corridor?
A safety corridor is a length of highway that has been designated as a no tolerance zone for traffic violations and that is monitored by a higher presence of law enforcement officers. If a person is caught speeding or violating any other traffic laws on this part of the road law enforcement will charge the person with all the violations witnessed.
This means that if a driver was traveling 5 miles over the speed limit while not wearing a seatbelt and was pulled over by the police the officer would site the driver both for speeding and for not wearing a seat belt. No exceptions.
How will I know if I am in a safety corridor?
Safety corridors are designated with a two part sign. The first part of the sign says “Safety Corridor” in green and the second part indicate the length of the corridor in yellow, “Next 4 miles no tolerance.”
Where are the safety corridors?
- Interstate 10 (urban): Four-miles from the I-17 Stack to SR 51/Loop 202 Red Mountain Mini-Stack (mileposts 143-147)
- Interstate 10 (rural): Twenty-three miles from Loop 202 Santan Freeway to State Route 187 (mileposts 162-185)
- US 60 (urban): Thirteen miles from Loop 101 Price Freeway to Loop 202 (mileposts 177-190)
- Interstate 40 (rural): Twenty-three miles from Kingman east to US 93 (mileposts 49-72)
“Arizona Begins Installation of State’s First Safety Corridors.” Arizona Department of Transportation, 12 Dec. 2016, https://www.azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2016/12/12/arizona-begins-installation-of-state-s-first-safety-corridors. Accessed 9 Jan. 2017.