Find out how you can help roadside workers stay safe when driving in the Cone Zone by visiting ConeZoneBC.com.
Three simple acts help save lives. Every day thousands of workers in British Columbia are depending on drivers to keep control of their vehicle in a Cone Zone. Here’s what they want you to do:
#1 Slow down and drive with extreme care near a cone zone.
#2 Stay alert and minimize distractions.
#3 Show respect for the person working at the side of the road.
Helpful tips to avoid hitting wildlife while driving B.C. highways
- Risks of a collision increase from dusk to dawn when visibility is restricted and animals are active.
- Watch for road signs that indicate stretches where wildlife are known to occur.
- Reduce speed to better respond to wildlife, minimize the damage in a collision, and reduce stopping distance.
- Brakes are considered the better option over swerving your vehicle for smaller wildlife. But the circumstances must be weighed in individual cases involving larger mammals, since hitting a moose full-on could be fatal.
- Watch for wildlife on the road, in the ditch, on the shoulder, and in the right of way.
- Shining eyes don’t always foretell wildlife; moose are so tall that their eyes are normally above the beams of most vehicle headlights, and are less likely to reflect the light.
- The brake lights of the vehicle ahead of you may indicate an animal crossing the road.
- Good roadside forage habitat and intersecting creeks are likely to attract wildlife.
- Maintain your vehicle: keep headlights and windshield clean, check and repair windshield wiper blades, align headlights.
- Honk your horn or flash your lights to scare animals off the road.
- Use high beams when it is safe to do so and scan the road ahead with quick glances.
- Where there is one animal, there may be more, including a fawn or calf.
- If a collision is inevitable, aim for the spot the animal is coming from, not where it is going.
- Look toward where you want to go, not at the animal.
Source: The Wildlife Collision Prevention Program
From left, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Wayne Kiland, and Chief Constable Jim Cessford
On February 20th, 2013, Wayne Kiland, Wrecker for Mainroad received a Delta Police Board Commendation.
Mr. Kiland, on May 30th, 2012 police received a call that a female jumper had been observed on the Alex Fraser Bridge. While the police were dispatched, the complainant advised that he then observed that you had stopped your truck behind the female’s parked car in the southbound lane of the Alex Fraser Bridge, and you had exited your vehicle and went over to the female in an attempt to stop her from jumping.
Bridgeview elementary school principal Andrew Shook (from left), Mainroad’s Calvin Chan and Doug Bjornson and Surrey Board of Education chairperson Shawn Wilson with a thank-you poster from the students who, thanks to Mainroad, took swimming lessons this year. Every
student who attended lessons “signed” the poster with their handprints.
On February 28th, 2013, Mainroad was recognized by the Surrey Board of Education. Our schools regularly receive support from many businesses in the community…From gift donations in support of a Dry Grad fundraiser, to multi-year sponsorship of district-wide programs, our board is always grateful for such important and valued assistance.
So, we are thrilled tonight to be able to publicly recognize a construction company that believes in building communities as much as in building roads and bridges. Not long after Mainroad Construction formed in the late 1980’s, that company began quietly supporting the students of Bridgeview Elementary school in important ways.