Help protect our police officers, firefighters, ambulance workers, tow truck drivers, and construction workers on busy Alberta roadways.

WHAT ARE THE LAWS?

In construction zones, follow the posted speed.

When passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks that are stopped with their lights flashing, slow to 60km/h (or less if the posted speed is lower). This law applied to the lane(s) immediately next to the stopped vehicle.

SPEED FINES

Speed fines are doubled when workers or emergency responders are present.

Speed Demerit Points Regular FineDoubled Fine
1-15 km over 2 $78-120
$156-241
16-30 km over 3 $140-239$280-478
31-50 km over 4 $253-474$506-949
Over 51 km over 6 Mandatory Court appearance.
Fines are at the discretion of the Court.

DRIVING REMINDERS

  • 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, your fine could be doubled if workers are present.
  • Flashing lights from emergency response vehicles will warn you of a problem ahead.
  • When approaching an emergency or a construction/maintenance situation, use caution and slow down.
  • 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.

PLAN AHEAD

Visit 511.alberta.ca for up-to-date road information, including traffic delays and road construction.


LEARN MORE

Find out more at Partners in Road Construction Safety.