KDOT Offers Driving Tips For Dust And Smoke


TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Recent wrecks caused by blowing dust and smoke from burning fields. KDOT reminds drivers to remember that strong winds can quickly change driving conditions for the worse and limiting driver visibility.

  • If possible, avoid driving through dust storms or smoke.
  • If you are driving through dust or smoke, turn on your headlights.
  • Safely pull off to the side of the road as soon as safely possible.
  • Never stop in a travel lane, look for a safe area completely off the road
  • Stop in a location that is as removed from traffic as possible
  • Turn off all lights including emergency flashers while parked
  • Set your emergency brake and keep your feet off the pedals
  • Stay in your car or truck with your seat belt buckled
  • Wait out the storm
  • Drivers in large vehicles like semis or RVs should be aware of changing weather conditions and reduce speed.
  • Driver awareness and driving safely are the best ways to prevent crashes.

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