BE PATIENT. DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
To ensure the safety of both motorists and snowplow operators, New York State's Safe Winter Driving campaign aims to prevent accidents and fatalities by reminding drivers to give snowplow trucks plenty of room on the road.
During the winter of 2019-2020, the Department of Transportation plowed nearly 10 million miles of road. That’s like traveling around the Earth at the equator 400 times or traveling to the moon and back 21 times. Separately, the Thruway Authority plowed 1.5 million lane miles spanning 570 miles statewide, and clearing more than 18.5 feet of snow.
In addition to reminding motorists to slow down and stay safely behind snowplows, the Safe Winter Driving campaign highlights resources for winter driving tips, how to winterize your vehicle, and advisory systems offering access to more than 1,000 live traffic cameras.
Don't Crowd the Plow
Safety in the Snow
Learn the Facts and Stay Safe Around Snowplows
Remember: none of our practices are intended to slow you down. They are intended to maximize safety! Be patient and drive with caution.