#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.

511 Alberta will let you know the road conditions at all times. It's always best to be extra prepared.
Question 1 / 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.


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.


Stay in your lane when you are approaching a road construction zone.
Question 3 / 15: True or false: You should avoid changing lanes when approaching a road construction zone.


Snowplows have flashing lights that let you know they're present.
Question 4 / 15: True or false: Snowplows are equipped with flashing amber and red lights to make them more visible


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.


Whether or not the sun is out, road construction zones happen at any time.
Question 6 / 15: True or false: Road construction only occurs during the day.


You'll do just fine in a road construction zone by slowing down and paying attention to signs.
Question 7 / 15: When you approach a road construction zone, it's best to:


Each year in Alberta, more than a few-but less than one hundred-fatalities and injuries occur in road construction zones.
Question 8 / 15: Every year in Alberta, how many motorists and workers are killed or injured in construction zones?


Texting and driving is illegal at any time.
Question 9 / 15: True or false: It's okay to text when you're stopped in a road construction zone.


You won't be stuck behind a snowplow for very long - be patient, safe and courteous.
Question 10 / 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.


There are more than 100, but less than 1000 collisions in road construction zones every year in Alberta.
Question 11 / 15: How many collisions occur every year in Alberta road construction zones:


Road construction workers deal with many negative experiences, but they have some positive ones too.
Question 12 / 15: Road construction workers sometimes face:


There are more than two, but less than four outer zones that you will pass through before entering a road construction zone.
Question 13 / 15: When driving through a road construction zone in Alberta, drivers will generally pass through how many outer zones first:


Outer zone 1 is the most advanced outer zone that provides the first heads up to drivers.
Question 14 / 15: Outer Zone 1 is:


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



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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.