Hands-Free AZ Enforcement Begins January 1, 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1683Police12/29/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1683/handsfreeaz_itsagainstthelaw.pnghttps://youtu.be/jUY_XQrNm4cHands-Free AZ Enforcement Begins January 1, 2021<div class="ExternalClass7D99AAEC8F6B45FEABEB17C5B3CE8A8F"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <img style="margin:5px;width:502px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/IMG_2665.JPG" /><br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azleg.gov/ars/28/00914.htm">ARS Section 28-914​</a> – Use of portable wireless communication device while driving</span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> ​ <br> <p>This new law is covered under ARS 28-914 & generally applies to portable wireless communication devices & stand-alone electronic devices, defined as follows:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Portable wireless communication device (PWCD) definition<br></p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>​A cell phone, portable telephone, text messaging device, personal digital assistant, stand-alone computer, GPS receiver, or any similar device that is used to initiate or receive communication, information, or data. </p> </li> <li> <p>It does not include.</p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>Radio<br></p> </li> <li> <p>CB<br></p> </li> <li> <p>CB hybrid</p> </li> <li> <p>Commercial 2-way radio communication device</p> </li> <li> <p>In-vehicle security, navigation or remote diagnostics system</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <li> <p>Stand-alone e​lectronic device (SAED)<br></p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>A portable device other than a PWCD that stores audio or video data files to be retrieved on demand by a user (e.g., Ipods).<br></p></li> </ul> </ul><div><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:middle;height:188px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_itsagainstthelaw.png" /><br></div><div><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:middle;height:186px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_itsokayto.png" /><br></div> <p></p> <p>Here are the specifics of ARS 28-914:  <br>Unless stopped for a red light or at a train crossing, it is unlawful to use a PWCD while:<br></p> <ul> <li>Driving on a street or highway if the driver is physically holding or supporting a portable wireless communication device with any part of the person's body<br></li> <ul> <li>​Unless used with an earpiece, headphone or worn on the wrist to conduct a voice-based communication<br></li> </ul> <li>Driving on a street or highway if the driver is physically holding or supporting an SAED<br></li> <li>Writes, sends or reads any text-based communication, including a text message, instant message, email, or internet data, on a PWCD or SAED<br></li></ul>Exemptions to ARS 29-914:<br><ul><li>Use of a PWCD or SAED while driving on a street or highway if such conduct is performed by using a voice-based communication system</li><ul><li>​This includes, through use of a PWCD or SAED, to direct the writing, sending, reading or other communicating of any text-based communication</li></ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of a PWCD or SAED while driving on a street or highway if such conduct is perform</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ed when used in hands-free mode for;</span></li></ul><ul dir="" class="" style=""><ul><li>Navigation</li><li>GPS</li><li>Obtaining motor vehicle information</li><li>Information related to driving a vehicle.</li></ul></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p>ARS 29-914 does NOT apply to:<br><ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Operators </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">of authorized emergency vehicle</span></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Law enforcement or probation vehicles while acting in an official capacity</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">FCC licensed operator of a radio frequency device other than a PWCD</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Operator of two-way radio private land mobile radio system in the scope of operator's duties and who is operating a fleet vehicle or who has a CDL</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of PWCD to report an emergency or illegal activity</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of PWCD that is affixed to the v</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">hicle to relay information as a part of the driver's duties to a dispatcher or a digital network or software service</span></li></ul><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:text-bottom;height:188px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_violations.png" /><br><p></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@phoenixpolice #handsfreeazHands Free AZPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice



PHX Sky Harbor Hosts Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshophttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2778Aviation6/9/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2778/T17_7206- Media.jpgPHX Sky Harbor Hosts Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop<div class="ExternalClass856CB36871034D7F9667C04A4A4417CD"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The summer travel seaso</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">n is in full swing, and many are already making travel plans for the busy end of the year holi</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">day season. However, for </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia* </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">thinking about travel or planning a future getaway can be overwhelming.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport strives to provide the best customer experience to all passengers that pass through the terminals. America's Friendliest Airport® adopted a dementia-friendly initiative in 2021 that added special programing for those traveling with dementia.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">In addition, the Customer Service team at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be hosting a two-hour workshop in July to help passengers with dementia and their care providers plan and learn how to navigate a busy airport.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will bring together representatives from the airport, airlines, and TSA to share information and tips while answering questions from family members of those with dementia and care providers.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing the resources available to help from the curb, through </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">the airport and to the reserved seat on the plane, can make it easy to see how many see traveling as a stressful and scary situation," said PHX's Superintendent of Customer Service, Misty Cisneros-Contreras. “Being prepared can make the experience less intimidating for both care providers and their loved ones. We are excited that our Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop adds another layer to the programming already offered to ensure these unique customers have a positive traveling experience."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">12 p.m. Those interested in learning more or wishing to attend the workshop can email </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="mailto:skyharbor@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">skyharbor@phoenix.gov</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">. Include the subject line Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Registration. Seating is limited.  ​</span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
Public Input Sought on Draft Police Policies - Updated Draft Use of Forcehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2776Police6/8/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2776/PUBLIC INPUT WANTED NEWSROOM.pngPublic Input Sought on Draft Police Policies - Updated Draft Use of Force<div class="ExternalClass0098CD6B7DFE4E2891C96DD3F5C2C820"><html> <p> ​In <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/2623">January</a>, the Phoenix Police Department requested input from the community and employees on a new draft Use of Force policy. A careful review of the input and comments were done, and an updated draft has been written with policies consistent with national best practices. <br></p> <p> “After releasing a draft of a new Use of Force policy in January, we received significant input and comments from both employees and the public,” shared Interim Chief Michael Sullivan. “I want to thank those of you who gave input and took the time to express concerns and suggestions.” <br></p> <p> That input resulted in 44 substantive changes that emphasize the concepts of using time, distance and cover, various de-escalation techniques and force application standards. A copy of the updated draft Use of Force policy is available for <a target="_blank" href="https://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree/documents/2604289">review now</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> In addition, public input is being sought on three additional draft policies including; Force Response Options, Reporting and Administrative Review and Duty to Intervene. Those three draft policies can be reviewed and commented on by clicking on this<a target="_blank" href="https://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree/documents/2604289"> link​</a>. Public input will be taken until June 23, 2023.<br></p> <p> Both the updated draft Use of Force policy and the three additional draft policies are available in both English and Spanish for review.  </p> <p> “As part of the department’s ongoing commitment to transparency, we will continue to seek both employee and public input involving major policy revisions,” said Chief Sullivan. <br></p> <p> Once the policy is finalized, police employees will begin training before the new policy goes into effect in early 2024. <br></p> <p>​ The department would like to thank our community for lending their voice to this process and the continued partnership in building a safer Phoenix. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Nominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity6/7/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_032.jpgNominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass15DB1C4A15044A19ACD2D66FB0A91738"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.).</p> <p>The event honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.</p> <p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Non-profit, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <p>Nominations need to be submitted <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.</p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews




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