Rep. Cole’s bill to allow snow plow drivers to use amber lights signed into law

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Measure increases roadway safety for Michigan drivers

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole to give snow plow drivers the flexibility to display flashing amber lights while actively plowing has been signed into law.

Cole said private plow trucks will have the ability to use their flashing amber lights to safely alert motorists when they are on the road.

“With winter quickly approaching, this common-sense legislation will increase roadway safety and alert motorists to the presence of snow plow drivers,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “By allowing the flashing amber lights to be turned on, snow plows will be spotted more easily and that is safer for everyone.”

The law previously required private snow removal companies to have their flashing lights turned off while on the roadway even if they are actively plowing.

The new law will also allow snow plow drivers to operate a truck with a snow plow blade up to 10 feet wide between October 1st and May 1st each year.

House Bill 5766 is now Public Act 342 of 2018.