#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.

Outer zone 2 falls between the advanced warning and the buffer area.
Question 1 / 15: Outer Zone 2 is:


Snowplows have flashing lights that let you know they're present.
Question 2 / 15: True or false: Snowplows are equipped with flashing amber and red lights to make them more visible


Flag people are present to safely and legally guide you though a construction zone.
Question 3 / 15: True or false: You don't have to obey all directions by flag people in a road construction zone.


Road construction safety is a year-round obligation.
Question 4 / 15: Road construction safety is most important in:


There are more than two, but less than four outer zones that you will pass through before entering a road construction zone.
Question 5 / 15: When driving through a road construction zone in Alberta, drivers will generally pass through how many outer zones first:


There are more than 100, but less than 1000 collisions in road construction zones every year in Alberta.
Question 6 / 15: How many collisions occur every year in Alberta road construction zones:


Stay in your lane when you are approaching a road construction zone.
Question 7 / 15: True or false: You should avoid changing lanes when approaching a road construction zone.


Snowplows cannot reach the speeds your your vehicle can.
Question 8 / 15: True or false: A snowplow in operation (blading or salt/sanding) can only go a maximum speed of 50-60 kilometres per hour.


Drivers speeding through a road construction zone face more than a fine.
Question 9 / 15: True or false: Demerit points will be a applied to a driver's record if convicted of speeding through a road construction zone.


Always assume workers are present in a road construction zone
Question 10 / 15: True or false: Sometimes road construction workers are hidden behind equipment


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.


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.


There are at least three severe consequences for driving more than 50 km an hour through a road construction zone.
Question 13 / 15: If a driver is convicted of speeding over 50 km an hour through a road construction zone, they are subject to:


The more time and space you allow a snowplow operator, the better.
Question 14 / 15: True or false: Drivers should allow snowplow operators the time and space they need to do their jobs.


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



Your Name
Your Email Address
City
Age

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.