Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Please Be Cautious Around Snow Plows

So far this morning the Overland Park Police Department has taken two accident reports involving snow plows, and had a near miss involving another one. With these incidents in mind, we ask drivers to be extra cautious as they share the roads with snow plows.

A snow plow driver’s field of vision is often restricted, especially when they’re concentrating on the task at hand. You may see them, but they may not always see you. Keep your distance (at least 100 feet) and be prepared for sudden stops because they are too busy to watch out for motorists who try to pass plows or follow too closely.

It’s important for all motorists to allow plow operators room to work to avoid a potentially deadly collision. Be patient, slow down and ensure you are well prepared for winter roads. Remember to adjust your speed to the existing conditions.