Scottsdale is a great place. Resort town, desert setting, fantastic restaurants, a plethora of golf courses, beautiful people as far as the eye can see, amazing weather and on top of all that it’s clean and safe. The way Scottsdale stays such a nice place to live is everyone is fairly courteous and respectful plus no one litters. Seriously, throw your trash in a bin.
Don’t Drink & Drive — Arizona is Zero Tolerance State – Scottsdale, especially.
- The main thing you don’t want to do in Scottsdale is drink and drive. We hope that you don’t drink and drive anywhere but especially in Arizona. For the most part, the Scottsdale Police are nice, fair and friendly – they see a lot of shenanigans on the weekends in Old Town and put up with a lot of insanity in North Scottsdale during Barrett Jackson/Russo & Steele and WMPO. DIG likes the Scottsdale PD – keep it up! However if you drive after you have been drinking, don’t expect them to be understanding. Drinking and driving is like just asking for a trip to jail.
Do not drink and drive here. Not one beer, glass of wine, shot, cocktail, martini. Just don’t do it. Uber is everywhere and it’s cheap and easy. Even if you blow a 0.051, you can get a DUI. Zero tolerance means zero tolerance.
- If you have been drinking and now you are walking around with a full bladder, find a toilet. Don’t pee in public. Do not pee behind a bush, in a parking lot, in an alley, behind a dumpster or anywhere else outside. Not finding a proper place to relieve yourself can not only land you in jail but you may become a registered sex offender for indecent exposure.
- And finally, the one thing you absolutely do not want to do while you’re in Scottsdale is forget to hydrate! Drink water. Drink it morning, noon and night. Drink it while you’re outside, inside or driving around. Hydrate – this is the desert, drink more water – you’ll thank us!
Follow Scottsdale Police’s twitter account @scottsdalepd for updates on incidents and events around Scottsdale.