Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up across BC this summer, and every day, tens of thousands work alongside our roadways: first responders, tow truck operators, landscapers, flag people, road maintenance crews and more.
Roadside work can be dangerous. Thousands of drivers will travel through these "Cone Zones", which places roadside workers at risk. Between 2010 and 2019, 13 roadside workers were killed and 204 were injured and lost time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle. "Slow down and move over it's the law" What are the laws and penalty?
Drivers are required to slow down and move over when approaching vehicles with flashing amber, red or blue lights. When the speed zone is 80km/hr or over, drivers must slow to 70km/hr and when in a speed zone less than 80km/hr, slow to 40km/hr. Be prepared to move over and increase the space between their vehicle and work zone.
The penalty for failing to follow these rules can be a $173 ticket.