Working in and around traffic
Roadside work, or working in the "cone zone," is dangerous. Between 2007 and 2016, 15 roadside workers were killed in B.C. and 229 were injured and missed time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle.
Roadside worksites involve hundreds of activities — not just road construction. There are many types of workers in the cone zone, including:
- Flag people
- Municipal workers
- Tow truck drivers
- Telecommunications and utility workers
Road Safety Toolkit
Cone Zone campaign
The Cone Zone campaign runs from May to August each year. This campaign aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of roadside workers by increasing awareness of the vulnerability of these workers and encouraging drivers to practise safe driving behaviour in the cone zone.