Thanks to dozens of generous volunteers and sponsors, more than 1,300 kids participated in the Cone Zone Go-Kart circuit at the 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.
This year 840 people voted for the 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.
New for 2016 was a special track that offered kids 10 and under the opportunity to participate in a smaller Cone Zone experience using segways. 504 kids participated in the smaller track.
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, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, DriveWiseBC, ICBC, BC Construction Safety Alliance, WorkSafeBC, Work Zone Safety Alliance, Cloverdale Rodeo, Sherine Industries, IBEW 258, BR Go Karts, BC Flagging Association, FAST Limited, Pacific Coast Traffic Planning, Long and McQuade, Bayview Towing, Transport Canada