Join us at the Cone Zone Go Kart Track , where kids aged 10 to 16 can learn about roadside safety while driving around a large circuit complete with real world work zone hazards. Participants at the ride will be instructed by certified traffic control personnel on how to navigate a “cone zone.”
This feature at the Agrifair is in support of the Cone Zone campaign, a roadside safety initiative that encourages drivers to take care when driving near roadside workers. Their message: behind every work zone cone is a worker in a vulnerable position. Each cone stands for someone’s father, mother, son or daughter. Thousands of people working by the roadside in BC are counting on drivers to slow down and drive with care when approaching a “Cone Zone.”
Once again, there will be activities for road users of all ages:
Cone Zone Selfie Station: Participants in the “selfie station” will have a chance to win a prize.
Distracted Driving Graffiti Artist Competition: Throughout the weekend Graffiti artists will be at the event participating in a graffiti competition. The purpose is to create art that speaks to distracted driving. The winning artist will receive a cash prize.
Cone Zone Distracted Driving Simulator: Adults and youth are invited to drive through a simulated Cone Zone environment.
NEW FOR 2016: We have added a special track that offers kids 10 and under the opportunity to participate in a smaller Cone Zone experience using segways.
For more information about the Cone Zone Campaign, visit ConeZoneBC.com where you will find resources, tips and helpful information about safely navigating through roadside work zones.
Venue: Abbotsford Agrifair & Rodeo
32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5A6 Canada
Thank you to Cone Zone event sponsors: Emil Anderson, Mainroad, BC Construction Safety Alliance, Finning, Agrifair, ICBC, BC Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association, Automotive Retailers Association, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.