TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – The Idaho Transportation Department has launched the second annual Winter Safety Campaign in an effort to encourage drivers to be careful around snowplows.

There are definite safety measures to be aware of and take when around these heavy trucks on the roads and highways. ITD wants to make sure you’re aware of these measures.

The Prepare–Be Aware campaign, which includes a new video, encourages drivers to use the tools and information provided by the department to stay safe on the roads during the winter months.

Additional safety topics also will be available online, and new videos will be posted to the department’s social media accounts about every other week or so during winter.

According to ITD:

Other videos will include using the 5-1-1 Traveler Information website to check current driving conditions on highways, and preparations drivers should take when driving during winter months.

The safety campaign also will include short safety messages displayed on the transportation department’s dynamic message signs."