Give the Plows a Break!
Driving a snowplow is one of the
toughest jobs around. Drivers must maneuver
a 27’ truck with a 10 plow through city streets,while dealing with foggy windows,
swirling snow, slippery roads, icy intersections and everyday traffic.
So please,“give‘em a brake.”
Please remember the following:
1. Snowplows create a swirl of snow
that can blind the driver of a car following too
closely, or cars
approaching from the opposite direction.
2. Snow trucks may also be dispensing
salt from the back of the truck. That’s just one more
reason not to
follow too closely.
3. In winter weather, try not to park
your vehicle on the street. This allows the snow crews
to do a better job
of clearing streets, and minimizes the risk of damage to vehicles.
4. Don’t stop too closely behind a
stopped snowplow. The driver may be preparing to back
up, and he may not
see you. If you can’t see his side mirrors, he can’t see you!
5. Don’t pass a snowplow unless your
visibility is perfectly clear and it is completely safe
for you, the
snowplow driver, and other vehicles.
The City of De Soto Public Works Department thanks you for your help.