ADOT posting football-themed safety messages for Super Bowl weekend

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Arizona Department of Transportation kicked off its Super Bowl safety reminders on Friday. (Source: ADOT) Arizona Department of Transportation kicked off its Super Bowl safety reminders on Friday. (Source: ADOT)
ADOT's electronic boards flashed clever messages in 2016. (Source: ADOT) ADOT's electronic boards flashed clever messages in 2016. (Source: ADOT)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona Department of Transportation is throwing a flag on poor driving decisions during Super Bowl weekend.

ADOT is using social media to remind drivers to play it safe out on the roads. The department posted a Facebook message Friday morning that said, "No more illegal procedures, personal fouls or pass interference -- seriously, use your turn signal when changing lanes."

In addition, ADOT will be displaying football-themed safety messages on overhead highway signs through Super Bowl Sunday.

The department kicked off its safety reminders Friday morning with "Blow the whistle on distracted driving."

If a Super Bowl party is part of your weekend game plan, make sure you have a safe way to get home or be prepared to call an audible, like taking a taxi, using a rideshare service or catching a ride from a sober friend.

Many of the messages that ADOT posted last year were holiday-related. Read some of them below.

"Gobble, gobble go easy on the throttle"

"Mash potatoes not your head, buckle up"

"Mummy knows best, wrap yourself in a seat belt"

"Pokemon Go is a no-go when driving"

"Spring breakers: Does mom approve of your driving?"

"Join the rebellion against distracted driving"

"Hello from the other side, buckle up & stay alive"

"Aggressive drivers belong on an island of misfit toys"

"Designated drivers make the best New Year's dates"

"Designate a driver before you fill up your red party cup"

"Dumb drivers and smartphones don't mix"

"Buckling up is a game-winning decision"

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