Thanks to dozens of generous volunteers and sponsors, more than 1,500 kids got to drive the Cone Zone Go-Kart circuit at this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo. It was a unique learning experience teaching the next generation of drivers about road safety and the importance of paying attention when travelling through roadside work zones.
Designed by Work Zone Safety Alliance member Mainroad Group, the “cone zone” themed go-kart circuit resembled a real-world roadside work zone. Riders drove one of ten go-karts three times around the course passing life-sized road maintenance vehicles and equipment and 8-foot high illuminated orange cones. The circuit was managed by traffic control personnel and riders had to obey directions.
More than 500 parents also participated by watching visual demonstrations and navigating through a distracted driving simulation which demonstrated how texting and driving affects response time.
New this year was a Cone Zone Graffiti Artist Competition. The purpose was to create art that speaks to distracted driving and the importance of slowing down in Cone Zones.
Thank you to supporting Work Zone Safety Alliance members and all event partners and sponsors for helping to create this unique learning experience for the next generation of drivers.
Event sponsors and partners:
Mainroad Group, Kal Tire, DriveWiseBC, ICBC, Unitow, Liberty Tire, In Protect Systems, BC Roadbuilders, BC Construction Safety Alliance, WorkSafeBC, Winvan Paving, Sherine Industries, Sunrise Trailer Sales, IBEW258, Madd Canada, Valley Traffic Systems, Work Zone Safety Alliance, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Cloverdale Rodeo.