Dodge County Sheriff Asks Motorists To Give Emergency Vehicles Some Room

(Dodge County) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to give emergency vehicles, snowplows, and tow trucks some room. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says current law states all vehicles must either slow down or move over when passing a stopped emergency vehicle.

He says there have been reports of highway maintenance vehicles or tow trucks parked along the side of the road being shook by how fast passing cars are moving. The sheriff adds that when driving through a 55-mph zone, he always slows down to a speed no more than 35 and asks the public to consider doing the same. 

As for the crews out clearing snow from our roadways, Schmidt says to not park on the streets or leave your car along the highway. He also suggests giving adequate space when passing a snowplow in the opposite direction. Schmidt says passing a snowplow is legal, but use extra caution as visibility is likely to be limited.

He says a little courtesy and caution when driving will help everyone and keep Dodge County a safe and enjoyable place to live, work, and visit.