What rules or laws apply to state and town snowplow vehicles — the rules I have to follow, or do snowplows qualify as emergency vehicles?
I was driving during a recent storm that brought one inch of slushy, slippery snow. I came across two Auburn municipal plows deliberately running red lights with no intent of trying to stop. Had I not been paying attention, I would have gotten T-boned while turning on a green light. The other plow passed two stopped cars at a red light and went directly through. I was one of those stopped cars.
That does not seem right. Snowplows do not have sirens, just flashing lights.
I say, play by the layman's rules and stop at red lights.
Jonathan Duchette, Turner