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ODOT equips plows with strobe lights

GasBuddy Blog -- The official start of winter may be months away but in Ohio their road crews are ready to take on the snow.

We’re here for our annual readiness event, where we inspect all trucks that we’re going to be using this winter to keep the roads clear,” said Amanda Lee, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation. “They check the tires, the plows the hoses, the lights, the salt spinners, you name it. Everything gets checked to make sure that it’s in tip-top shape for when that first snowflake flies.”

And this year they're adding a new wrinkle. Ohio is the first state in the nation to use green strobe lights on snow plows.

To make things a little easier for everyone this year, Lee said the trucks are now...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 9:01:34 AM

we'll see how safe it will turn out to be.
mantarran
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 7:38:43 AM

wow............ common sense?
swenglar
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 1:16:41 AM

Too flashy of an article...
Katmandu
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:12:54 PM

ODOT needs to place the large reflective diagonal yellow/black strip package on the rear tailgates of the plow trucks !!!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 4:43:21 AM

green and red are problems for ppl w/ color blindness. Great idea using green!
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 8:34:42 AM

Smart
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 1:50:49 PM

OK
nskmda
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:04:23 PM

yeah, old news
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:39:32 AM

Old news, again good idea.
MiCARgo
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:32:36 AM

Great idea for visibility!. Ohio School buses have strobes. What I do not understand is that in NC, The school buses use their stobes all the time like on the freeways. What else can they use once there is truly AN emergency?
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:57:00 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:42:17 AM

What color would they have to be to keep THEM from hitting something?
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:32:47 AM

Repeat
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:21:09 AM

I'm surprised plows never had them.
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sizeures
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:16:30 AM

????
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:15:40 AM

I believe the majority here have voiced disapproval or at least questioned the effectiveness of green strobe lights. I agree, but what is Ohio's thinking behind that choice? Yellow/amber seems to be a better choice.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:15:36 AM

QWas interesting yesterday!
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Lol BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:13:12 AM

Ok.......
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:11:54 AM

Safety pays. But green?
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:11:42 AM


Looks like the plan hasn't changed since yesterday. :-)
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OK
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:10:10 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:09:58 AM

Like I said yesterday, with about 40 states using snow plows and OHIO has the worst collision record, I would look more at "COWBOY DRIVERS" then I would worry about strobe lights on the plows. The little safety move could possibly tell the drivers they can go faster then they usually do.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:09:39 AM

Yesterdays news.
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Yesterdays news.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:08:47 AM

green means go.........
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:08:04 AM

Green, really? Green?
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Smart
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:06:07 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:05:38 AM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:05:22 AM

make sense
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:04:35 AM

good idea but should yellow or red strobe lights.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:04:25 AM

why green?
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:04:13 AM

Old "news"...again!
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:04:08 AM

now send them to WV where it blizzarding from the Hurricane
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:02:32 AM

Using the color green is stupid.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:02:24 AM

Just another distraction for rubber neckers to get in an accident.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:01:41 AM

Missouri has done that for several years. Also school busses have a bright white strobe light on their roofs. It's easy to see these special vehicles.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:01:13 AM

this is a good idea that way you can tell if it is a snowplow ahead or something else.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:00:13 AM

Should have been done long ago.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:59:30 AM

old
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Party time! Disco on da entrance ramps!
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:56:43 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:56:18 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:54:45 AM

If you cant see the big yellow truck chances are you wont see the lights.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:53:31 AM

Good plan hope it works.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:53:05 AM

old
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 8:53:04 AM

GREAT FOR SAFETY
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ok
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