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===Time Zone===
Arizona is always on '''Mountain Standard Time''has it' s own time zone and does not observe daylight saving time, except for the Navajo Nation. This means that during the summer months, Arizona is a hour behind the rest of the Mountain Time Zone (or equivalent to the Pacific Time Zone). During the winter months Arizona has the same time as the rest of the Mountain Time Zone. An easy way to remember this rule is: Colorado in wintertime, California in summertime. It is one of two states that does not observe daylight time, the other being Hawaii.
As with all states in the U.S., the primary spoken language in Arizona is English. However, due to the state's history and its proximity to Mexico, Arizona is home to a large population of Mexicans & Mexican-Americans as well as populations from several other Hispanic Latin American countries who typically speak the Spanish language (with some Hispanic cultures using a country-specific dialect) , in addition to English. Most of the 22 Native American Tribes also have their own distinct language, however it is usually spoken between tribal members.
==Get in==
* '''Interstate 10''' (I-10) runs east to west across southern Arizona and connects travelers with the major cities of [[Tucson]] and [[Phoenix]]. I-10 originates out of the east from [[Las Cruces]], [[New Mexico]] and out of the west, from [[Palm Springs]], [[California]] and [[Los Angeles]]. I-10 is a major interstate and does carry a large amount of car and truck traffic. During the week, portions of I-10 can experience very heavy traffic, usually around the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas.
* '''Interstate 17''' (I-17) runs north and south, connecting I-10 in [[Phoenix]] at it southern margin and I-40 in [[Flagstaff]] at it's northern margin. The northern drive from [[Phoenix]] to [[Flagstaff]] (through tortuous but BEAUTIFUL terrain) is the fastest route between the two cities. Please note (as stated below) that I-40, and thus northern Arizona, is positioned above the Mollogon Mogollon Rim and is affected by heavy snowfall during winter months, which can potentially last until late May.
* '''Interstate 8''' (I-8) runs east to west, running from I-10 to [[Yuma]]. I-8 splits from I-10 south of Phoenix and provides the quickest access to Yuma as well as [[San Diego]], [[California]]. However, in the other direction, it does not go to Phoenix directly. At Gila Bend, Hwy 85 connects I-8 with I-10, for travel to the west side of Phoenix and downtown (or Phoenix to San Diego). For the eastern suburbs, I-8 merges with I-10, and it's possible to reverse direction going from I-8 east to I-10 west (exit #178B) or vice versa (I-10 exit #199). Despite the signs, I-10 goes mostly north-south east of Phoenix, and backtracking is very minimal.
Arizona is known for its great Southwestern style fantastic Sonoran food, including everything from Mexican fusion dishes to street-side burrito stands. The chimichanga, a deep fried burrito was first created here. Cactus (nopales in Spanish) is also edible and can be eaten fried or in salads.
Drivers in Arizona should follow the same rules and regulations that apply throughout the U.S. Auto Tours USA can provide you with all the information you need and more for your next road trip to Arizona. Drivers in Southern Arizona are notoriously bad, especially in the Phoenix and Tucson areas, which were recently ranked among the worst in the county country for aggressive driving. Most of the year, however, visitors will experience little problem. The worst time to drive in southern Arizona is the winter, when colleges are in session, and all the snowbirds (older part-time residents who often don't know the roads as well as they should) are in the cities. []
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