Snowplow Safety


The Van Buren County Road Commission offers the following important reminders for motorists:

  • Snowplows have limited visibility and drivers cannot see directly behind their trucks;
  • To remain focused on driving, motorists should not text or talk on cell phones while they are behind the wheel;
  • Motorists should never attempt to pass a moving snowplow on the right. With new wing-plow technology the blade can clear the shoulder and the lane of travel simultaneously. Motorists attempting an illegal pass through a snow cloud on the right and/or shoulder of the road most likely won't see the plow blade and run the risk of a serious crash; and
  • Always wear your safety belt and allow extra time to reach your destinations this winter.

“We urge motorists to drive with caution when traveling in inclement weather to ensure that everyone arrives at their destinations safely,” Lawrence Hummel said. “ Snowplows Need Room to Groom!"

Remember – in Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!

                                                                   VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

Pictures below are a courtesy of Kelly Weber Photography, Bangor, MI