The County Road Association of Michigan asks motorists to wear their seatbelts, allow extra time to reach their destinations, and remember- "Don’t Crowd the Plow!"
Trucks typically plow and salt at speeds of 45 miles per hour or less depending on road conditions. Often motorists become impatient and this can lead to life-threatening mistakes.
Motorists traveling at higher rates of speed on a freshly plowed and salted road may come up quickly upon a vehicle plowing snow or spreading salt. Every year, despite the flashing lights, this difference in speeds on winter roads leads to the rear-ending of snow plows.