Traffic Tips

Traffic Tip Tuesday – November 19, 2019

Traffic Tip Tuesday is brought to you by Ryan Waller with Home Group Realty.

Now that we’re beginning to get some snow and deal with winter driving conditions, there are a number of different factors to take into account when getting behind the wheel.

One of those is snowplows.

These large and often slow moving vehicles require drivers to pay extra attention. Here are a few tips from the Ministry of Transportation.

  • Stay back from working snowplows and other winter maintenance vehicles with flashing blue lights. You’ll see them on highways before, during and after a snowfall or storm.
  • Never pass a working snowplow. It’s very dangerous for you and the plow driver. Sight lines and visibility can be significantly reduced by blowing snow and the ridge of snow that the plow creates. Trying to pass between or around a snowplow could result in a severe or even fatal collision.
  • Be patient. It takes time to clear the roads after a snowfall. If you’re driving behind a snowplow, wait for it to finish its job. Roads are plowed in sections, so you usually won’t be stuck behind a plow for more than 20 to 30 minutes.

Today’s Guelph Road Safety Traffic Tip has been brought to you by Ryan Waller, Sales Representative with Home Group Realty & real estate writer for Guelph Today. Check out


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