It was a dark winter morning, 5:30 am. Ross from the Town of Whitby was headed south to his plow route over a 401 overpass. The bridge was a little narrow for his big plow truck, so his wing blade was in the raised position to avoid the sidewalk as he drove.
As he came over the crest of the bridge, the bright green Class III laser was shining out 40 feet ahead of him. To his surprise, the laser followed a path right down the middle of a pedestrian walking in the dark, dressed in black. Ross was able to avoid the plow blade hitting the unsuspecting pedestrian and he breathed a sigh of relief.
He reported to our technical advisor that were it not for the laser, he would not have been alerted to the pedestrian soon enough to avoid impact.
His day went well and DiCAN is thankful to bring this technology to our marketplace to support our dedicated operators, municipalities and to the safety of our fellow citizens.
The Town of Whitby has recognized the value of Wing Plow Laser Guidance in assisting safe operation of equipment and reducing accidents, and after trying on two units has made this system a standard on all main plows.