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  • Will you know what to do when a dust storm hits?

    April 9, 2014
    Our new "Pull Aside, Stay Alive" video helps spread dust storm safety message.

  • From the ADOT Archives: Dust Storms

    October 10, 2013
    Taken in 1979 at 19th Avenue and the Salt River in Phoenix, these pictures in today's blog post show an area before and during a pretty intense-looking dust storm.

  • Announcing this year's top Haboob Haikus

    June 28, 2013
    The results are in ... check the video above for a look at the top #HaboobHaikus from this year as voted on by the public!

  • Vote for your favorite #HaboobHaiku

    June 21, 2013
    Who says safety messages have to be humorless or uninteresting? Not us and certainly not anyone out there who has taken part in Haboob Haiku: Year Two!

  • Pull Aside • Stay Alive: Will you know what to do?

    June 13, 2013
    We’re loving all the Haboob Haikus that have been rolling in this week… Like last year, this poetry challenge with the funny name has helped us accomplish an important goal, which is to get people talking about the danger of driving in dust storms. Because we cannot forget that dust storms can pose very real risks to motorists in this state – just take a look at the video above for proof.

  • Haboob Haiku: Year Two

    June 11, 2013
    Last year, ADOT launched its very first “Haboob Haiku” challenge in an effort to spread the word about dust storm safety and the response was pretty amazing. That’s actually a huge understatement ... Not only did we receive over 600 original haikus (some even by phone and snail mail), but #HaboobHaiku yielded stories in media outlets all over the world (they even wrote about it in New Zealand!).

  • From the ADOT Archives: Dust Storm Warnings

    December 11, 2012
    Social media as we know it today simply did not exist when this photo was snapped in the summer of 1976 ...

  • Monsoon season: drivers should expect the unexpected

    June 15, 2011
    Monsoon season officially begins today, and brings with it some potentially hazardous driving conditions that all motorists should be prepared for.

  • Staying safe on the road

    May 27, 2011
    Memorial Day weekend is here and if you’re headed out of town you probably have your travel plans all wrapped up by now. Hopefully those plans already include some safety preparations … if not, here are a few things to think about before hitting the road!

  • Dusty Roads

    April 18, 2011
    Arizona dust storms sometimes hit suddenly, without much notice at all. Drivers can be caught very quickly in a blinding wall of dust and debris that leaves almost no visibility. While these storms typically happen between May and September, motorists should be aware year-round of the potential danger these high-wind storms create.