ADOT brings back the "Haboob Haiku" for a second year
PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is asking people to channel their inner poets and submit Haiku poems to spread the word about dust storm safety.
ADOT first began the Haboob Haiku challenge last year and is bringing it back for a second round.
A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that follows the rules of three lines of five, seven and five syllables, respectively.
ADOT wants the haikus to reinforce its public safety message urging drivers to avoid driving into or through a dust storm at all costs.
Some examples of haikus last year include:
- You're not a Jedi. / This is not Tatooine, Luke. / Pull over now, man.
- Dust blows, swirls and grows / Roadways become danger zones / Pull over, lights off
- Wham, bam, dust storm jam / Can't see, don't drive, pull over / Lights out 'til all clear