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Posted on: November 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Green Light Legislation Announcement

Important Notice: Please see the linked press release below regarding the following announcement on the Green Light Legislation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Green Light Legislation Passes.pdf

Wisconsin County Highway Association Officials Urges Caution During Upcoming Winter Conditions After Green Light Legislation Announcement

[Madison, WI] Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) officials remind drivers to drive safely in work zones and urges drivers to be aware of the upcoming winter conditions, noting that drivers should be aware of the use of fluorescent green warning lights on Municipal vehicles throughout Wisconsin. 

Robbie Krejci P.E., St. Croix County Highway Commissioner and Chairman of the WCHA Legislative Committee, urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones as the Construction season comes to a close throughout Wisconsin. Krejci also reminds drivers that as the weather turns to winter, County priorities shifts to winter Maintenance activities.  In the last legislative session, the legislature passed new lighting options for municipal vehicles, allowing the use of Fluorescent Green warning lights on Municipal vehicles. Krejci said “These new lighting options have proven to increase driver awareness significantly, creating a safer winter driving experience for the public, along with the safety of our operators clearing snow on roadways across the State”. 

This new Legislation is limited to municipal vehicles, and the public will begin to see these lights on many snowplows this winter season. Roland Hawk P.E. Wood County Highway Commissioner and President of the WCHA said “ We want to thank the legislature and our Governor for their efforts in passing this important piece of transportation safety legislation, which was created and supported by the WCHA” Hawk added “these lighting options will help drivers to distinguish between our operators attempting to clear the lanes of travel for the public and the private section plowing parking lots and driveways, creating a safer environment for all”

The WCHA urges drivers to watch for the new Green Warning Lights in combination with the traditional yellow warning lights helping drivers to be more aware of municipal vehicles working on the roadways, as the winter season in Wisconsin approaches, and as always please slow down and drive with care.

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