WILX.com reports that Governor Rick Snyder has made it legal for commercial snow removal vehicles to leave overhead warning lights on while driving on Michigan road ways.

The bill was signed by the governor on Tuesday, according to the report. As these snow plows travel from job to job, they will be allowed to keep those lights on, in the name of public safety.

But, a reminder to these commercial snow plowers...it is still illegal in Michigan to plow snow, ice, or slush onto any roadway, according to Michigan Vehicle Code Act 300 of 1949, Section 257.677a. And, that amber light does not give you the right-of-way in traffic at anytime of the day or night.

If the state wants to make the roadways safer during snow falls, start with cracking down on plow drivers that disobey the above traffic codes, and require snow removal drivers to log hours like commercial truck drivers.

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