ADOT ad asks if you know how to drive in a dust storm
PHOENIX -- A new TV ad is designed to make sure you know how to drive in an Arizona monsoon.
After last year's dust storms, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Broadcasters Association teamed up for the spot called "Pull Aside, Stay Alive."
ADOT's Doug Nintzel said the ad shows how fast conditions can change as a car goes through a dust storm on Interstate 10 in Ahwatukee. He said that if you get into that situation, there are several things you can do to stay safe.
"[You should] get off of the pavement as safely as you can," said Nintzel. "Then make sure you turn off the lights and get your foot off of the brake pedal. Stay with the vehicle, buckle yourself in, and let the storm pass."
Nintzel said one person died in a multi-car pileup during a dust storm on that stretch of roadway last year.
For more information go to the "Pull Aside, Stay Alive" website or you can see the ad for yourself:
Bob McClay, Reporter