Driving Safely Around Snowplows
With winter weather in full swing, you can expect to see PennDOT’s winter maintenance workers out making sure roads are safe for commuters. Learn how you can do your part to safely drive around their snow removing vehicles.
- When traveling behind a snow removing vehicle, stay at least six car lengths behind. This will help avoid damage to your vehicle from flying salt or other materials. It is important to be patient when traveling around these vehicles.
- Make sure your car is visible to snowplows. You can move your vehicle slightly to the left of the lane and turn your lights on when approaching from behind. This will help the snowplow driver see you in their mirror.
- Never pass a snowplow on the right. Snowplows push snow to the right shoulder of the road. Many of these vehicles’ plows are situated to the right of their vehicle and can extend several feet.
- Reduce speed when traveling near snowplows. Snowplows tend to travel slower and may have to stop abruptly or back up.
- If you are outside when a truck is driving past, move far from the road until the truck passes. Truck drivers typically have low visibility when plowing snow because snow is always flying onto the vehicle’s windshield.
PennDOT’s winter maintenance workers are out to make sure roads are safe for commuters. Do your part by practicing safe driving and keeping a safe distance.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident.
If you were injured in an accident, it is important to hold those accountable for your injuries. You may need compensation to help with medical bills and missed time from work.
Contact the accident lawyers at Berger and Green for a free consultation to discuss your case.