Snowplow Safety Tips

  1. Yield to snowplows. They travel slower than posted speeds.
  2. Give snowplow drivers plenty of room to do their jobs.
  3. Never drive into a snow cloud.
  4. Slow down! Never use cruise control on wet or icy roads.
  5. Stay alert. A snowplow weighs 17 times more than a car. In a crash, occupants of a car are much more likely to be seriously injured.
  6. Be patient. Follow at a safe distance. Allow at least five car lengths between your vehicle and a snowplow.
Additional Information
Get helpful information from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on how to keep your driveway clear of snow in winter. State Statute 160.2715 reminds us that it is unlawful to obstruct a highway by depositing snow or ice on it.