#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.

Ensure it's safe to drive past the obstacle by yielding to oncoming traffic.
Question 1 / 15: If your lane is blocked and no one is directing traffic, the best approach is:


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.


If you are convicted of speeding through a road construction zone, only your fine will be doubled.
Question 3 / 15: True or false: If you are convicted of speeding through a road construction zone, your demerits will be doubled.


Road construction workers deal with many negative experiences, but they have some positive ones too.
Question 4 / 15: Road construction workers sometimes face:


You will always be given fair warning prior to entering a road construction zone.
Question 5 / 15: True or false: Construction or road maintenance zones will have roadway signs in advance to warn motorists that road work is being done.


Outer zone 1 is the most advanced outer zone that provides the first heads up to drivers.
Question 6 / 15: Outer Zone 1 is:


Speeding through a road construction zone is dangerous for everyone-including your vehicle.
Question 7 / 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.


Outer zone 2 falls between the advanced warning and the buffer area.
Question 8 / 15: Outer Zone 2 is:


Snowplows have flashing lights that let you know they're present.
Question 9 / 15: True or false: Snowplows are equipped with flashing amber and red lights to make them more visible


Snowplows cannot reach the speeds your your vehicle can.
Question 10 / 15: True or false: A snowplow in operation (blading or salt/sanding) can only go a maximum speed of 50-60 kilometres per hour.


The more time and space you allow a snowplow operator, the better.
Question 11 / 15: True or false: Drivers should allow snowplow operators the time and space they need to do their jobs.


511 Alberta will let you know the road conditions at all times. It's always best to be extra prepared.
Question 12 / 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.


You won't be stuck behind a snowplow for very long - be patient, safe and courteous.
Question 13 / 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.


You'll do just fine in a road construction zone by slowing down and paying attention to signs.
Question 14 / 15: When you approach a road construction zone, it's best to:


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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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, 2019 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.