City of Suffolk’s plow operators take pride in clearing the streets on their
routes as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Common sense and good safety
practices dictate that each driver should take a 15-minute break every three
hours; drivers also receive a 30-minute lunch break during their 12-hour shift.
It is dangerous, both for the snowplow driver and the public, if a fatigued
driver is behind the wheel of a snowplow. It is in the best interest of all
concerned for the drivers to take occasional breaks.