Traffic control at roadside situations attended by emergency vehicles is an important priority. Emergency vehicles often need access that interrupts the normal traffic pattern in the area and they may need extra space. Emergency personnel also need protection from the surrounding traffic. One oft-cited statistic: —Between 2001 and 2007, 21 emergency workers were injured or killed on BC roads –12 of them at the roadside.
Does summertime music from your car radio mesh well with a jackhammer beat? Could this be because jack hammering is such a common auditory background for summer driving? Summer is road construction season and summer 2003 is no exception. Check out www.city.vancouver.bc.ca and select the menu item “road construction" for an impressive list of all such current activities in the City of Vancouver.