A Road Safety message from the North Grenville Police Services Board
submitted by the Municipality of North Grenville
Snow plow operators make our roads safer for everyone. The Municipality of North Grenville is responsible for plowing over 630 km of municipal roadways, 3.7 km of multi-use pathways and 20 km of residential sidewalks. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is responsible for plowing the County Roads within the municipality (such as CR44 and CR43).
“Snow plow drivers need more room to do their job and make the roads safer. Please exercise extra caution when approaching a snow plow. We want everyone to get home safely,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“Plowing roads and sidewalks takes time. When you see the blue flashing lights of a snow plow, remember to slow down, stay back and be patient,” emphasized Deputy Mayor John Barclay and Chair of the North Grenville Police Services Board.
Stay safe this winter and follow these safety tips when approaching a snow plow:
Stay Back – Be sure to leave enough space between you and the snow plow.
Slow Down – Snow plows travel at a slower speed; the most common crashes are motorists hitting the rear end of the plow. Slow down and stay back.
Be Patient – Crowding, tailgating or passing a snow plow can be very dangerous. A plow truck cannot maneuver easily or stop quickly and has many blind spots.
Be Seen – Pedestrians should not assume the snow plow driver can see them and may need to move to allow move space between them and the plow.
Children should be reminded not to play or build forts in the ditch or roadside snowbanks. Snow plows may not be able to see them, making it extremely dangerous.
Please check road conditions before venturing out and avoid non-essential travel when bad weather is expected.
Led by the North Grenville Police Services Board, the Road Safety public awareness campaign aims to promote safe driving behaviours and make roads in North Grenville safer for all users.
For more information on Road Safety in North Grenville visit: www.northgrenville.ca/roadsafety.