One who has ever been through a dust storm will know that it is a very dangerous and deadly condition. Seeing what it is ahead of you during a dust storm is difficult because of a zero-visibility condition. It is not surprising that car going through a dust storm can be involved in a car crash because of the condition. Arizona has experience many of these horrific car crashes as a result of vehicles driving through a dust storm.
If you want to stay safe, there are many tips that you can follow especially if you find yourself going headlong in a dust storm.
Dust storms are common. Dust storms are usually experienced in Arizona during the months in between May and September. The most intense dust storms on the road is experienced during the late summer months or during the monsoon.
And we was mentioned earlier, because of zero visibility, dust storms become very dangerous and deadly. It is in between Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona where raging dust storms or haboob are experienced. At 50 to 60 mph, the dust storm travels across the desert.
If you are driving and you meet a dust storm, then you should be especially careful. In order not to crash into a large tree or hit other vehicles, you need to practice safe driving habits.
ON a severe dust storm, you should reduce your vehicle’s speed at once and drive carefully off the highway. Once you are off the highway, turn off your light and stop; you can prevent accidents with this since you will not have lights that other vehicles might follow and hit you in the process. You should wait until the dust storm has passed before getting back on the highway. You should seek shelter somewhere if you are walking or riding your bike and you see a dust storm ahead.
Other tips after getting off the highway with your vehicle and turning off your lights is to keep your car radio on. Look for the next exit ramp on a freeway if it is possible for you to do so. Wait until visibility is at least 300 feet before going back to the roadway. Usually, heavy rains follow a dust storm. If the dust storm is still a distance away from you, immediately exit the roadway.
If you keep these tips in mind, you will be kept safe in the event that you are driving through the Arizona deserts and find a dust storm approaching. Keeping these tips with you and sharing it with others can ensure the safety of everyone when dust storm strike.