The Drive: Plea from MnDOT: Respect the plows

  • Article by: Tim Harlow , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2013 - 9:13 PM

At least twice during Friday’s snowy morning commute, motorists collided with snowplows clearing the roads.

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TLangevinFeb. 24, 13 6:29 PM

It would have been helpful to have a link to the MNDOT site.

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haradoFeb. 24, 13 7:16 PM

And the video. Or instructions. I'm not from here, I have no idea what y'all are telling me not to do.

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MikeyMikeFeb. 24, 13 7:26 PM

It's unfortunate that accidents with plow trucks happen, but the lack of respect for the plow trucks results in tragic consequences for idiot drivers. I have sympathy for any passengers involved, but the driver's stupidity is clearly responsible for any tragedy.

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heckyousayFeb. 24, 13 7:36 PM

http://dot.state.mn.us/ for the MnDOT website, there's a link to the video near the top center of the page. Don't crowd the plows, folks. Your life depends on it. And remember that cloud of white ahead of you on the road could be surrounding a plow totally hidden by the snow cloud caused by plowing - slow down and stay alive.

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getcrazyFeb. 24, 13 9:11 PM

I remember being a kid and all the adults I had been in a car with stayed behind the plows. I'm 45 now and I drive behind snowplows like the adults in my youth did. Today people have some serious "hurry up!" problems. They get rage-full of other drivers, semi drivers, people on bicycles...everything. America needs to take a step back, take a deep breath and start thinking about what is really important. It sure isn't getting around a snowplow while you're blabbing away on your cellphone and being totally inconsiderate of the lives of others. Driving offenses of this level need to be taken a lot more seriously in this country. Send them to jail instead of giving out fines.

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haradoFeb. 25, 13 4:00 AM

I would just like to point out how lame it is to vote down a post that was asking for more info on how to be safer around the plows. Minnesota Nice? Shame on you. Does someone need a hug? Not nice at all.

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