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What Do You Know About Dust Storms?

5 Questions
What Do You Know About Dust Storms?

In Arizona, dust storms can strike with little warning. Take our five-question quiz to discover if you know what to do when visibility decreases.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, almost five people are killed each year due to dust storms. What does ADOT encourage drivers to do when they encounter a dust storm?
    • A. 

      Pull aside, stay alive.

    • B. 

      Quickly drive, hope not to die.

    • C. 

      Use your eyes, then you'll survive.

  • 2. 
    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, what is a "haboob?"
    • A. 

      Really, I have no idea.

    • B. 

      It's the nickname for a body part. (Hee hee.)

    • C. 

      It's from the Arabic word for wind.

  • 3. 
    It's inevitable — you find yourself driving through a dust storm. What's your first reaction?
    • A. 

      Drive as fast as possible to get through the dust storm.

    • B. 

      Start slowing your vehicle down, then immediately check the traffic around you.

    • C. 

      Honk your vehicle's horn and flash your emergency lights so those around you know you are there.

  • 4. 
    Where is the best place for your vehicle to be during a dust storm?
    • A. 

      Stopped in the roadway.

    • B. 

      Driving slowly in the emergency lane.

    • C. 

      Pulled off the roadway.

  • 5. 
    After driving into a dust storm, you've successfully pulled you vehicle off the roadway. Now what?
    • A. 

      Turn off your vehicle's lights. Take your foot off the brake and place the vehicle in park.

    • B. 

      Turn on your vehicle's emergency flashers and honk your horn sporadically.

    • C. 

      Get out of your vehicle and request help from other motorists.

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