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Updated Jun 11, 2012 - 1:58 pm

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:

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