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Safety Tips for Driving in a Low-Visibility Dust Storm

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety reminded drivers to err on the side of caution when encountering a low-visibility dust storm. These storms can be incredibly dangerous, so the Tucson car accident attorneys at Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC encourage you to keep the following tips in mind:

  • If possible, avoiding driving directly through a dust storm
  • Check the traffic around your vehicle & begin slowing down
  • Pull off of the road before poor visibility makes it difficult to do so
  • Avoid stopping in a travel lane or emergency lane
  • Once stopped, turn off your lights (including emergency flashers)
  • Set your emergency brake and take your foot off of the brake
  • Stay inside of your vehicle with your seatbelt buckled
  • Be on the lookout for downed power lines or traffic signals
  • When approaching an intersection, stop before passing through

Looking for other ways that you can prepare for gusty winds in Arizona? Review a full list of driving tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) by clicking here.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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