Green lights are coming to a vehicle near you

Scottville, Mich. – To promote safer driving conditions this winter season, Mason County Road Commission will be installing green lights – alongside its amber lights — to improve visibility of maintenance vehicles like snow plows.

The green cone in the human eye is the most sensitive, and has the largest wavelength. This means green lights appear brighter and can be seen from farther away than other color lights, making them suitable for enhanced visibility in inclement conditions.

“We are adding some green lights to our amber lights on up to four trucks for this winter and will evaluate the products and manufactures for quality, effectiveness, durability and cost” said Wayne Schoonover, Manager/Director of the Mason County Road Commission.

A September 2016 survey of Michigan’s county road agencies by the County Road Association of Michigan (CRA) revealed that more than 70 percent of agencies will be implementing green lights this year, climbing to more than 85 percent in 2017 and beyond.

When drivers see green lights on a maintenance vehicle, Mason County Road Commission is asking them to slow down, be vigilant and steer clear of the roadwork, but stay on the roadway.

For more information, you can contact Mason CRC at (231) 757-2882.

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