Passing a Snowplow is Almost Never a Good Idea.
Meeting a snowplow on the road is a gamble some days. But passing a snowplow is almost never a good idea.
The plows are out for a reason, to clear the roadways and to put down sand or other product to help the roadways and your travel to be a more pleasant experience. It has been my experience that the roadway behind a plow is much easier to manuever than the roadway infront of the plow. That's why I have yet to find a good enough reason to pass a snowplow.
We need to appreciate the plow and the drivers. Long hours, crappy roads, cranky "other" drivers, eating supper behind the wheel and did I mention LONG HOURS (especially THIS winter in the Midwest).
Watch in this video as a semi passes a snowplow on the right, clips the plow, sends the truck over a cliff and down a 300 foot embankment.
Thankfully the driver of the plow is alive, but I am sure full of bumps and bruises in places he never knew could have bumps and bruises.
With more snow on the way, this is just a friendly reminder of what can happen way to fast, without intentional fault. Be safe on our roadways and thank our snowplow drivers too.