Snow Plow Drivers Share Driving Tips

We talked with snow plow drivers and auto technicians across the country – they see it happen and fix your car after that snow-induced spin-out. Here’s their advice:

  1. To avoid getting your car towed or plowed in, review the parking restrictions and plowing routes for your city. You may need to move your car.
  2. If you must drive, clear the snow off of your windshield, windows, mirrors, headlights and brake lights (no one can see covered brake lights!).
  3. Make sure your wipers and headlights are turned on.
  4. Be patient – don’t rush! Remember, everyone else will be running late, too.
  5. Drive for the conditions. Go well below the speed limit – ice, heavy snow, traffic and poor visibility will require longer following and stopping distances (allow at least 8 to 10 seconds for stopping).
  6. If you do come across a snow plow or sand truck, drive slowly and give them the right of way.
    • Leave plenty of room for stopping (at least 150 ft.) and pay attention to the snow plow.
    • Snow plows and sand trucks may stop, back up or turn around suddenly.

Need more advice – visit our Blizzard section here.

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