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Staying Safe Near Snow Plows

Despite the dangers introduced by inclement weather, it is unlikely that most individuals can simply avoid driving during the cold winter months. Travel to the grocery store, to work, and to run other errands is a virtual necessity. Thankfully, though, most municipalities work to keep their residents safe on the road by having snow and ice cleared away by snow plows. Drivers must exercise caution when driving near the plow vehicles.

Unfortunately, there are instances when a municipality fails to clear the roads or hires snow plow drivers who are unsafe. This can create unnecessarily dangerous driving conditions for you and those you love. If you have been hurt as a consequence of municipal negligence, please contact an experienced Stevens Point personal injury attorney from the respected firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Snow and ice on the roads can greatly compromise a vehicle’s ability to grip the roadway, interfering with its ability to stop, steer, and accelerate. This is but one reason why it is important for snow plows to clear the roads before you begin driving. However, you may have to share the road with snow plows, which requires caution. Safety tips for driving near snow plows include:

  • Give snow plows plenty of room in front of you as they often create a cloud of ice crystals behind them, making it difficult to see.
  • Use your headlights to make the road easier to see through the cloud as well as make you more visible to the snow plow driver.
  • If you must pass the snow plow, give it plenty of room as its blades can extend in front and to either side beyond the vehicle itself.

Be prepared to take appropriate action if you are ahead of a snow plot that may have difficulty stopping.

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Municipalities are responsible for keeping roads safe for citizens, including having them plowed or salted as needed. If a municipality has failed in this duty to you, resulting in slippery and unsafe roads, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To discuss your case, contact a knowledgeable Stevens Point personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.