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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The start of the monsoon is just a few days away. June 15 is the start of the monsoon, and the Arizona Department of Transportation has a reminder for drivers.

They are asking that drivers 'pull aside and stay alive' during dust storms.  They are using new TV public service and radio announcements to show drivers what happens when they try to drive through a dust storm.

ADOT officials say driving into a dust storm is very dangerous and the key is that it can be avoided. Their goal is to make sure drivers avoid driving through a wall of dust at all cost. 

Officials with ADOT are saying dust storms can develop pretty quickly along Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. 

Here are several of the tips offered by the ADOT 'pull aside, stay alive':

Do not wait for poor visibility, pull over as soon as possible and make sure they are completely off the highway if they are able.

Turn off all vehicle lights, including emergency flashers.

Set the parking brake and keep seatbelts on and stay inside the vehicle until the storm passes.

For more tips go online to http://www.pullasidestayalive.org/

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