If you’re planning to move to Arizona, it’s a good idea to brush up on local regulations, weather conditions, and other factors that may help you adjust your driving techniques.
Here are a few important things you need to know:
Speed Limits on Interstates
While the standard interstate speed limit across the United States is 75 mph, it’s slightly lower in Arizona. The acceptable interstate speed limit in Arizona is between 55 mph and 65 mph between major towns.
Be Prepared for the Monsoons
No matter the state or city you’re driving in, the weather conditions have a huge impact on your safety while driving. Thankfully, Arizona isn’t home to gigantic tornadoes, life-threatening hurricanes, and disastrous floods; however, you could witness some of the most dangerous monsoons in most areas of Arizona, including Phoenix. The heavy monsoon rains are paired with sandstorms and heavy windstorms.
It’s not only dangerous but deadly to go out on the roads when monsoon season hits Phoenix. If you’re planning to move or go on a road trip to Arizona, make sure it’s not during the monsoon season.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
According to the driving laws in Arizona, drivers with a blood alcohol level equal to or more than 0.08% are declared guilty of DUI and are penalized accordingly. Besides alcohol, this also includes anyone driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Drivers found guilty of being drunk while driving may be subject to one or more of the following:
- A jail sentence of 24 hours (minimum) to 6 months (maximum)
- A fine of $250 to $2,500
- Suspension of the driving license for three to twelve months
- Possible probation or community service for specified number of hours
- In extreme cases, drivers may have to attend rehab for substance abuse recovery before they can get their driver’s license back
If you want to explore Phoenix all by yourself, visit our driving school in Arizona. At Jacob’s Driving and Traffic School, we offer an extensive range of driving lessons, as well as defensive driving courses. To learn more about our driving classes in Glendale, Paradise, Avondale, and other areas in Arizona, get in touch with us!