As construction season ramps up, the Safe Roads committee is reminding you to watch out for the people filling our potholes.
Chair Chris Lorenc says they’re trying to remind people that the people we see in vests and hats are our friends and neighbours.
“It’s a mom or a dad or a son or a daughter or grandson or a granddaughter, an aunt or uncle,” Lorenc explains. “These are people that have families, they have connections to our communities.”
While the numbers of tickets given out for speeding in construction zones has gone down, Lorenc believes we can still strive for perfection.
“We don’t have to pay fines. We don’t have to pay for infractions. All we have to do is drive carefully and slow down when you’re going through somebody’s work zone.”
He says that applies for emergency crews and commercial drivers you encounter on the side of the road as well.
Lorenc says legislation like doubling fines for speeding in construction zones and asking people to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles has helped people get the message.