A common site on Saskatchewan highways during the winter months is flashing blue and amber lights and mini blizzards moving down the road.
Snowplows, as they are more commonly called are a life saver for motorists, but they can also be a hazard if drivers attempt to pass or follow them to closely.
With more drivers on the roads over the holidays, the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is reminding travellers to drive with caution around these huge machines.
Minister Responsible David Marit said people are becoming increasingly more aware of the plows.
“I think people are really starting to pay attention and recognize that plow trucks are out there and I think it’s an education process on everybody’s part to be aware that these operators are out there,” Marit said on Thursday.
Marit added it’s important to not follow plow trucks to closely, and pass them at 60 kilometers an hour and only when they pull over, which is about every ten kilometers.