- Follow the posted speed in construction zones.
- When you drive in the closest lane to any stopped roadside vehicle with flashing lights activated (police, ambulances, fire trucks, tow trucks, maintenance trucks, etc.):
- you must move over to the far lane to give workers extra space
- if you can’t safely move over, you must slow to at least 60 km/h, or the posted speed limit (whichever is lower)
Roadside vehicles with flashing lights activated
Drivers must not pass a snowplow when:
- the view along the side of the snowplow is obstructed
- passing would impede the operation of the snowplow
- the act of passing cannot be done safely
Drivers who fail to comply with any of these actions could receive a $324 fine and 3 demerits.
Speed fines are doubled when construction workers or any stopped roadside vehicle with flashing lights activated are present.
|Speed||Demerit points||Regular fine||Doubled fine|
|1 to 15 km over||2||$81 to $126||$163 to $252|
|16 to 30 km over||3||$146 to $249||$292 to $499|
|31 to 50 km over||4||$264 to $495||$528 to $991|
|Over 51 km over||6||Mandatory Court appearance.
Fines are at the discretion of the Court.
- Construction or maintenance zones will have roadway signs in advance to warn motorists that road work is being done. Even if there are no signs reminding motorists that fines will be doubled, your fine could be doubled if workers are present.
- Flashing lights from emergency response vehicles and other roadside workers will warn you of a problem ahead.
- When approaching an emergency or a construction/maintenance situation, use caution and slow down.
- Move over to the far lane whenever possible.
- Always be aware that vehicles ahead of you may stop suddenly.
- Obey directions by flag people or emergency workers.
- Avoid watching the emergency and keep focused on driving.
- Always leave plenty of space between your vehicle and other people and equipment parked or being operated at these locations.
Visit 511 Alberta for up-to-date road information, including traffic delays and road construction.
- Roadside worker safety poster – 11 x 17 (PDF, 446 KB)
- Roadside worker safety poster – 8.5 x 11 (PDF, 578 KB)
- Roadside worker safety implementation (March 1, 2023)
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