#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.

Road construction safety is a year-round obligation.
Question 1 / 15: Road construction safety is most important in:
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Speeding through a road construction zone is dangerous for everyone-including your vehicle.
Question 2 / 15: True or false: Fresh oil, loose gravel chips and uneven pavement can be dangerous and cause damage to vehicles travelling at high rates of speed in road construction zones.
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Drivers speeding through a road construction zone face more than a fine.
Question 3 / 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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Outer zone 3 uses objects to protect road workers and equipment.
Question 4 / 15: Outer Zone 3 is:
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Ensure it's safe to drive past the obstacle by yielding to oncoming traffic.
Question 5 / 15: If your lane is blocked and no one is directing traffic, the best approach is:
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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 6 / 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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Flag people are present to safely and legally guide you though a construction zone.
Question 7 / 15: True or false: You don't have to obey all directions by flag people in a road construction zone.
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511 Alberta will let you know the road conditions at all times. It's always best to be extra prepared.
Question 8 / 15: True or false: It's a good idea to carry an emergency road kit in your vehicle and check 511 Alberta for the current road conditions before you travel.
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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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If you are convicted of speeding through a road construction zone, only your fine will be doubled.
Question 10 / 15: True or false: If you are convicted of speeding through a road construction zone, your demerits will be doubled.
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Everyone should slow down in poor weather conditions-especially during our coldest season.
Question 11 / 15: True or false: It is important to drive to the road conditions and slow down, especially in the winter.
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Snowplows cannot reach the speeds your your vehicle can.
Question 12 / 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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The fine for speeding 1-15 km over the speed limit through a road construction zone is over $100.
Question 13 / 15: If you are convicted of speeding 1-15 km over the speed limit through a road construction zone, your fine range will be:
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Snowplows have flashing lights that let you know they're present.
Question 14 / 15: True or false: Snowplows are equipped with flashing amber and red lights to make them more visible
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There are more than two, but less than four outer zones that you will pass through before entering a road construction zone.
Question 15 / 15: When driving through a road construction zone in Alberta, drivers will generally pass through how many outer zones first:
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Class 5 license (standard drivers license)
Class 7 License (learners license)
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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
Road construction zone collisions last year
Lives lost in work zones over the past 5 years
Number of Injuries in work zones over the past 5 years
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.