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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.

  • 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!).

  • Vote for your favorite Haboob Haiku

    June 21, 2012
    When Haboob Haikus made the news all the way in New Zealand, we started to realize this Twitter challenge of ours was really taking off! Who could have guessed that #HaboobHaiku would end up yielding more than 500 stories in worldwide media outlets?

  • The value of social media (aka why did we #HaboobHaiku)

    June 14, 2012
    We've been pretty entrenched in social media this week so we thought we'd take this opportunity to answer a question we get asked from time to time... Why, as a state agency, does ADOT commit resources to social media?

  • How ADOT deals with dust

    June 13, 2012
    Since yesterday we’ve received a number of really inspired Haboob Haikus. We are overwhelmed by the creativity that’s out there! Have you had the chance to submit a poem yet?

  • 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.