A person over age 60 who renews their current Arizona driver license or applies for a new Arizona driver license receives a valid license that will expire five years from the date of issue. People under age 60 get a driver license that is valid until age 65.

Did you know that Arizona has a “Stupid Motorist Law?”  Yep, back in the 1990’s, Arizona lawmakers grew tired of shelling out taxpayer money to rescue defiant and inattentive drivers who drove around barricades and tried to cross flooded roads and washes.  In 1995, they passed Arizona Revised Statutes, § 28-910, now commonly known as the Stupid Motorist Law.  The law makes stupid drivers financially responsible for the cost of their rescue.

If you travel on Loop 101, 202 or 303 be prepared to see some extra law enforcement officers on the road and know that they mean business. State Troopers will be citing anyone who they catch going over the speed limit, even a little. It is called “Operation No Need For Speed” and troopers are under strict orders to ticket anyone going over the speed limit. No exceptions.

Traffic enforcement cameras – also known as photo radar – are devices placed along roadways and used to detect and record traffic regulation violations. They are commonly used to detect and record when drivers run red lights and exceed posted speed limits.

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.

What is a DUI?

The acronym “DUI” stands for driving under the influence.  The term is broad enough to encompass driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medications.  Arizona has a “zero tolerance” policy for alcohol. You can be arrested for DUI even if you are not over the legal limit for alcohol.

A surviving spouse or a surviving dependent of a deceased member of the United States military who was killed in the line of duty or who died from injuries suffered in the line of duty will not need to pay a vehicle license tax or registration fee for a vehicle owned by a resident of Arizona. (A.R.S § 28-5803.01(B))

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