The Snow Removal Equipment Visibility Guide (2015) provides information, analysis and testing to assist road authorities and winter maintenance service providers to make their snow removal equipment as visible as possible. It is hoped that establishing guidelines for this purpose will provide increased consistency in the appearance of snowplows and other snow removal equipment across Canada. Increased visibility of and consistency in the appearance of this equipment will enhance motorists’ ability to detect, recognize and respond to snowplows which will, in turn, increase road safety.
Snowplows operate in some of the most adverse winter driving conditions while clearing the roads of snow and ice for the safety of the motoring public. The efficient detection and recognition of snowplows is critical in helping motorists to respond appropriately to these vehicles, for the safety of all road users.