Drive with Care
Your Car Weighs Up to Two Tons.
A Cone Won’t Slow it Down. Your Right Foot Will.
Driving unsafely in a Cone Zone puts both roadside workers and drivers at risk. Orange cones are often the only thing separating their workspace from your vehicle.
Here’s what they want you to do in roadside work zones:
- Slow down and drive with care.
- Pay attention and minimize distractions. Leave your phone alone.
- Obey temporary road signs, traffic cones and directions given by traffic control people. It is the law.
How to Drive Safely in a Cone Zone
- Listen to traffic reports before and during your drive and – where possible – adjust your route to avoid roadside work zones.
- Avoid construction delays by checking DriveBC.
- Expect the unexpected and don’t tailgate.
- Slow down to posted speed limits and pay attention.
- Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Keep your eyes (and ears) on the road
- Never use a cell phone or text while driving.
- Follow sign and flag directions.
- Get to know the work zone signs.
Show respect for roadside workers
- Make eye contact.
- Keep your cool and be patient.
- Slow down even if you don’t see anyone working. Hazards such as traffic shifts or lane reductions may appear suddenly.
Slow Down and Move Over Law Protects Roadside Workers
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Roadside work is a dangerous job. Last year, 33 roadside workers were injured as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle.Read More
Quiz for All Drivers
Take the roadside safety quiz. It’s a fun way to test your knowledge about how to drive safely in roadside work zones.Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
Every day tens of thousands of people working on the roadside in B.C. are counting on you to slow down and drive with care when approaching a “Cone Zone.”Read More
The real story. Learn more about what it is like to work in a Cone Zone.Read More