Police officers not only enforce Cone Zones, they are also protected by them.
Sure, bright orange pylons aren’t usually present to announce when an officer is in a vulnerable position, but drivers should still approach with caution police and other emergency personnel working along roads.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Pat McTiernan has been experiencing Cone Zones from the perspectives of both enforcer and roadside worker for 35 years. He has been struck, tended to scenes where others have been struck, and witnessed many forms of dangerous driving through work zones.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently had a one-one-one with McTiernan, in which he talked about his near death experience while on the job, and ways the average driver can prevent roadside tragedies.