#Seemore than the vest

Take the Quiz and Win

We understand there’s a lot to know when it comes to road construction safety. So we’ve developed a quiz with hints to help you understand how to safely approach a road construction or snowplow zone. The more you know, the better driver you’ll become—plus you’ll help increase the number of positive experiences for road construction workers.

Once you pass the quiz, you’ll be entered into a draw to win an Ultimate Drivers Education package from AMA and free gas for a year (value of approx. $3,000!). And don’t worry––if you don’t know the answers to a question, we’ll provide a hint.

Snowplows cannot reach the speeds your your vehicle can.
Question 1 / 15: True or false: A snowplow in operation (blading or salt/sanding) can only go a maximum speed of 50-60 kilometres per hour.
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Whether or not the sun is out, road construction zones happen at any time.
Question 2 / 15: True or false: Road construction only occurs during the day.
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You won't be stuck behind a snowplow for very long - be patient, safe and courteous.
Question 3 / 15: True or false: Snowplow operators will move to the side of the road, where it is safe, every 8 to 12 kilometres to allow vehicles to pass.
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Drivers convicted of speeding through construction zones pay twice as much.
Question 4 / 15: True or false: Drivers convicted of speeding through construction zones will be subject to double the fine.
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There are at least three severe consequences for driving more than 50 km an hour through a road construction zone.
Question 5 / 15: If a driver is convicted of speeding over 50 km an hour through a road construction zone, they are subject to:
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Stay in your lane when you are approaching a road construction zone.
Question 6 / 15: True or false: You should avoid changing lanes when approaching a road construction zone.
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The more time and space you allow a snowplow operator, the better.
Question 7 / 15: True or false: Drivers should allow snowplow operators the time and space they need to do their jobs.
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Road construction safety is a year-round obligation.
Question 8 / 15: Road construction safety is most important in:
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Always assume workers are present in a road construction zone
Question 9 / 15: True or false: Sometimes road construction workers are hidden behind equipment
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Road construction workers deal with many negative experiences, but they have some positive ones too.
Question 10 / 15: Road construction workers sometimes face:
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If you are convicted of speeding through a road construction zone, only your fine will be doubled.
Question 11 / 15: True or false: If you are convicted of speeding through a road construction zone, your demerits will be doubled.
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Outer zone 3 uses objects to protect road workers and equipment.
Question 12 / 15: Outer Zone 3 is:
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Drivers speeding through a road construction zone face more than a fine.
Question 13 / 15: True or false: Demerit points will be a applied to a driver's record if convicted of speeding through a road construction zone.
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Flag people are present to safely and legally guide you though a construction zone.
Question 14 / 15: True or false: You don't have to obey all directions by flag people in a road construction zone.
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Road construction workers are people just like you.
Question 15 / 15: Road construction workers are:
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Contest Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Entrants of all ages with or without a valid drivers license may enter the draw
  • Prize is limited to Alberta residents
  • Odds of winning the prize depends on the number of successful entrants
  • Entrants must pass a skill testing question to win the prize
  • Draw will be held on May 31, 2018 at 12 pm MST
  • Only the winner will be contacted

The Numbers Don't Lie

All year long, Alberta’s road construction workers and snowplow operators suffer too many incidents and fatalities. When you choose to see more than the vest, you help to reduce negative experiences-for the workers and for you. These statistics are derived from three years of cumulative data. We hope your generation will be the one to lower these numbers. The generation that improves-even saves-the lives of our road construction workers.

Harassment and abusive incidents towards road workers in 2017
240,500
Road construction zone collisions last year
1,045
Lives lost in work zones over the past 5 years
17
Number of Injuries in work zones over the past 5 years
955
Percentage of drivers that speed through work zones daily
46 %
Possible fine for speeding through work zones
$ 900

Join Us

Formed in 2003, The Partners in Road Construction Safety (PIRCS) is a concerned group of public and private sector organizations with the goal of reducing the more than 900 collisions and millions of dollars in property damages that occur every year in road and utility construction zones in Alberta. Throughout the years, we’ve done a lot of great work in reaching our goal-and that progress wouldn’t be possible without our partners.

Interested in joining us? We’d love to have you on board. Send us an email directly.