Snowplow Safety Tips For Winter!

Snowplow Safety Carlisle, PAAvoid an accident on winter roads with these tips.

Cold winter temperatures mean snow covered roads and snowplows. To help you stay safe when driving behind a snowplow this season, keep these snowplow safety tips in mind.

  • As soon as you see a snowplow up ahead, begin to slow down. Plows typically travel no faster than 20 miles per hour, so the sooner you start to slow down, the less likely you are to get into an accident.
  • Stay a safe distance behind plows. Snowplow drivers cannot see directly behind the truck, therefore staying further back gives them a better chance to see you.
  • Never pass a plow until it is safe and legal to do so. Be patient and make sure the plow driver can see you before you try to go around.
  • Never pass a snowplow on the right. Some plows have a wing flow, which is a large extension on the right side of the truck.
  • Plows remove much more than just snow from roads. They can also spread rocks and other debris. Stay a safe distance away from the plow to prevent any damage to your vehicle.

For all of your auto insurance needs to keep you safe on winter roads, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.