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Dust storms or sandstorms appear mostly between the months of May and September. When driving and a dust storm appears, you cannot see far and it is not safe to continue driving.Dust storms have been known to cause accidents when they strike.When you encounter a dust storm there are some things you can do to be safe and let the storm settle peacefully. Here are safety tips for driving through a dust storm.
Do not panic when you notice a dust storm appearing, as you may end up making poor choices that may cause you trouble.Turn on your car radio and listen to the severity of the situation from the authorities.
Pull over your car off the roads and keep off the highway. It is rare not to notice the dust storm forming but if it does, reduce your speed and use the centre line to guide you a place you can pull over.
After pulling over turn off the lights of your car not to misguide the other drivers. Always keep your car doors closed and be on safety belts all the time during the storm.
Keep your radio on as you wait for the storm to pass, and follow up on how the situation is.Keep sounding you are on now and then to alert other drivers of your presence.
Take your time before returning to the road and be sure you have at least 300 feet visibility before driving again. For the sandstorm, heaps of sand are left on the road and It is advisable not to ride over the sand as it is unstable and it slides. In many cases, there is always a heavy downfall after the dust storm so be prepared for it.
Always keep your car prepared with food and warm clothes for the storm.When the storm strikes, there is always congestion on the road and you can stay for hours before reaching your destination so be prepared.
Weather stations always give updates about the storm so always listen to the radio. The daily weather forecasts give you warnings of what may happen, so always check them before driving out. When the storm appears on you, take the right safety measures to ensure that it passes calmly and avoid accidents.Try as much as possible not to panic when you notice the storm because that is where mistakes begin.