Donít Crowd the Plow
The Village of Palos Park is reminding the motoring public that
during winter storms, snowplows work around the clock to make roads
passable. These large vehicles can present a hazard for drivers who
follow too closely. Observe these tips to stay safe while giving
snowplow operators room to do their jobs.
Keep well back from snowplows
Plow drivers can't see directly behind their trucks. Sometimes they
must stop or back up. Staying a safe distance behind a snowplow will
protect you from possible injury and protect your car from sanding
material that plows spread on slick roadways.
Know where the snowplow is on the
The plow could be in either lane, or on the shoulder. Watch for
snowplows on ramps and turnaround areas.
Never drive through a snow cloud
or whiteout conditions
You can't be sure if such conditions are caused by crosswinds or by
a snowplow, so be patient. Village of Palos Park snowplow operators
periodically pull over to allow traffic to pass.
Give snowplows room to work. The plows are wide and can cross
the centerline or shoulder. Donít tailgate and try not to pass. If
you must pass, take extreme caution and beware of the snow cloud.
Snowplows travel below the posted speed limit. Be patient. Allow
plenty of time to slow down. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow.
A snowplow operatorís field of vision is restricted. You may see
them, but they donít always see you. Keep your distance and watch
for sudden stops or turns.
Village of Palos Park snowplow
operators are extremely safety-conscious, but they need your help.
Stay back and let them safely do their job of clearing the road for