Abbotsford – Abbotsford Police are partnering with IRSU (Integrated Road Safety Unit), WorkSafeBC, and the Work Zone Safety Alliance to raise awareness about the risks workers face while working on, or alongside, our roadways.
The goal of the 9th annual Cone Zone Campaign, is to prevent injuries and death of roadside workers by reminding all motorists to obey the law when approaching a cone zone.
In 2018, two roadside workers died, and another 29 were injured as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle. Since 2009, a total of 13 roadside workers have been killed and another 213 have been injured under similar circumstances.
The campaign will include an enforcement blitz at the Mt. Lehman Rd. and Marshall Rd. worksite Tickets to drivers can range from $196 for disobeying a flag person, to $368 for using an electronic device while driving.