2018 Cone Zone Campaign

BCITV
06/22/2018

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It's road work season and drivers in the region might be seeing orange construction cones popping up along the highway.

Between 2008 and 2017, 12 roadside workers were killed and 218 were injured after being hit by a vehicle.

Work Zone Safety Alliance has launched the 2018 Cone Zone Campaign.

The annual road safety awareness initiative, encourages safe driving around roadside workers.

Here's what they're asking drivers to do:

  1.  Pay attention to temporary road signs, traffic cones and directions given by a traffic control person.
  2.  Listen to traffic reports and adjust your route to avoid work zones.
  3.  Leave your phone alone.
  4.  Safely slow down before reaching a Cone Zone and obey the posted speed limit.
  5.  Respect the roadside as a workplace. Orange cones are often the only things separating them from your vehicle.
  6.  Always reduce your speed when driving near work vehicles with flashing amber, red and blue lights. If the posted speed limit is greater than 80 kilometres an hour, slow to 70 km/h. If the posted speed is less than 80 km/h, slow down to 40 km/h. Drivers failing to adjust their speed - or failing to move over - may receive a $173  ticket and three penalty points.

For more information, visit conezonebc.com

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