Nov. 15: Changes Proposed to Protect Workers in Road Construction Zones
Proposed amendments to the Highway Traffic Act would double the fines for drivers who speed through construction zones and allow for clear signage indicating when reduced limits are in effect, what they are and when they end. The proposed changes would also enable the creation of regulations that would:
- Establish strong requirements for traffic safety management in construction zones
- Require the use of specified traffic control devices such as barriers, rumble strips and speed readers as appropriate in construction zones.