#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.

You'll do just fine in a road construction zone by slowing down and paying attention to signs.
Question 1 / 15: When you approach a road construction zone, it's best to:
See Hint

The fine for speeding 1-15 km over the speed limit through a road construction zone is over $100.
Question 2 / 15: If you are convicted of speeding 1-15 km over the speed limit through a road construction zone, your fine range will be:
See Hint

Drivers convicted of speeding through construction zones pay twice as much.
Question 3 / 15: True or false: Drivers convicted of speeding through construction zones will be subject to double the fine.
See Hint

Drivers speeding through a road construction zone face more than a fine.
Question 4 / 15: True or false: Demerit points will be a applied to a driver's record if convicted of speeding through a road construction zone.
See Hint

Each year in Alberta, more than a few-but less than one hundred-fatalities and injuries occur in road construction zones.
Question 5 / 15: Every year in Alberta, how many motorists and workers are killed or injured in construction zones?
See Hint

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:
See Hint

There are more than 100, but less than 1000 collisions in road construction zones every year in Alberta.
Question 7 / 15: How many collisions occur every year in Alberta road construction zones:
See Hint

You won't be stuck behind a snowplow for very long - be patient, safe and courteous.
Question 8 / 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.
See Hint

511 Alberta will let you know the road conditions at all times. It's always best to be extra prepared.
Question 9 / 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.
See Hint

Whether or not the sun is out, road construction zones happen at any time.
Question 10 / 15: True or false: Road construction only occurs during the day.
See Hint

Snowplows have flashing lights that let you know they're present.
Question 11 / 15: True or false: Snowplows are equipped with flashing amber and red lights to make them more visible
See Hint

You will always be given fair warning prior to entering a road construction zone.
Question 12 / 15: True or false: Construction or road maintenance zones will have roadway signs in advance to warn motorists that road work is being done.
See Hint

The more time and space you allow a snowplow operator, the better.
Question 13 / 15: True or false: Drivers should allow snowplow operators the time and space they need to do their jobs.
See Hint

See more than the vest
Question 14 / 15: According to this campaign, when you enter a road construction zone, you should:
See Hint

Flag people are present to safely and legally guide you though a construction zone.
Question 15 / 15: True or false: You don't have to obey all directions by flag people in a road construction zone.
See Hint

Your Name
Your Email Address
Class 5 license (standard drivers license)
Class 7 License (learners license)
I currently don’t have a drivers licence

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.