It is easy being green
No, that green light in the distance isn’t a light saber. It’s an innovation coming to snowplows near you to make them easier to see.
Wing-plow attachments on snowplows do look like light sabers, but they’re really lighted wing sticks attached to snowplows that allow them to plow multiple lanes of traffic at once.
When you see a lighted wing stick, expect the truck to be traveling slowly (about 35 mph) so it can properly clear the road and maintain control. As always, be patient and don’t pass on the right!
Still seeing green? Yup, those are the green lights attached to snowplows, designed to let motorists know that a snowplow is ahead. Studies have shown that the human eye is the most sensitive to green light, making this technology a great alternative or addition to the traditional flashing yellow lights on snowplows.
Most county road agency trucks are equipped with green lights. They’re just another way county road agencies are working hard to keep you safe this winter.
NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CRA District Council Meetings
UPRBA Winter meeting