The Importance of Driving Safely Around Snowplows

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.

Always 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.

Most importantly, reduce speed when traveling near these vehicles. They tend to travel slower and may have to stop abruptly or backup.

PennDOT’s winter maintenance workers are out to make sure roads are safe for commuters. Drivers can do their part by traveling safely around these vehicles.

The winter weather has caused many accidents in just the past month. Several have involved multiple cars who slid on icy roads causing massive pileups. One specific pileup involved 56 vehicles. To read more about that story you can visit our blog here.

Accidents involving multiple vehicles can be complex to pursue because it is hard to determine who was at fault. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in these types of claims. Contact Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your case.

Source:

WTAE, “PennDOT Reminds Motorists to Drive Safely Around Plows”