On Thursday, September 10, 2015, seventeen two-person teams from all over southeastern Michigan gathered in the parking lot of The Palace of Auburn Hills for the annual APWA Detroit Metro Branch “Snow Plow Roadeo”!
The competition begins with a written test given to each team member addressing safety and driving rules. Then the competition proceeds to teams testing their skills in driving a large snow plow through eight different stations which simulate situations in actual snow events such as: Parked Vehicles, The Serpentine, Alley Dock, Straight Line, Outside Curve, Offset Alley, Inside Curve and Diminishing Clearance.
Judges at each of the stations score drivers on their accuracy to drive through the obstacles and follow directions at each of the locations. Continue reading “2015 APWA Detroit Metro Branch Snow Plow Roadeo”