Staying Safe Around A Snowplow

Driving Behind a Snowplow

Remain Safe This Winter

When the roadways are impassable, snowplow drivers become our saving grace. When you are running late for a meeting, though, getting trapped behind a plow can feel like a nightmare. To help you best navigate the situation, here are some snowplow safety tips.

  • If a snowplow is on the road, conditions are likely icy. When you see a plow, slow down well in advance knowing that most plows go 20 mph or less.
  • Never pass a snowplow on the right. If you must pass, do so on the left and with extreme caution. A snowplow can be suddenly pushed left if it hits a hard snowpack.
  • When driving behind a plow, it is in your best interest to leave a large distance between yourself and the plow. Many snowplows spread deicer or other abrasive substances to make the roads easier to travel. If you car gets hit with the substance it could be problematic for your engine or ruin your paint job.

Pair this guide with auto insurance to stay safe on the roadways this winter and beyond. Contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle for all of your Pennsylvania insurance needs.