Behaviours – Adapting Your Driving
Road Work Zones
In road work zones, you must obey the orange signs and slow down in order to comply with the posted speed limit. Doing so is essential in order to ensure the safety of workers and avoid fines and demerit points.
In road work zones
- Construction workers, flagpersons, technicians, engineers and other workers are often on site around the clock. These workers:
- are not always visible and may be hidden by machines, material or structures
- are not always protected by movable safety structures, such as cones, delineator posts and cement-block barriers
- Traffic is generally diverted, which may mean making a detour, driving in a narrow lane, etc.
- The road work zone changes constantly to meet the needs of workers, which is why it is so important to slow down and be extra careful.
When near a road work zone
- Obey signs and signals and the posted speed limit.
- Watch out for and pay attention to flagpersons and other workers: they are vulnerable.
A few statistics… too many!
In 2018, in or near road work zones:
- 688 people were injured
- 9 people were killed
No fewer than 697 victims in Québec. Think about it!
Fines double for speeding in road work zones or school zones (during the school year)!
In order to ensure the safety of workers, schoolchildren and other road users, fines are doubled when it comes to speeding in road work zones and school zones (during the school year). Take care to obey the posted limits and slow down.
In a road work zone where the posted speed limit on an orange sign is 70 km/h, if you are travelling at:
- 90 km/h, the fine is $110 ($55 x 2)
- 100 km/h, the fine is $210 ($105 x 2)
- 115 km/h, the fine is $390 ($195 x 2)
Failing to obey the orders of a flagperson
Fines are also doubled for failing to obey the orders of a flagperson. Offenders are now liable to fines of $200 to $400 and 4 demerit points.