Quebec police roll out blitz for construction zone speed limits
Operation Orange reminds drivers that speeding near construction risks workers' lives
Quebec provincial police are cracking down on speeding in constructions zones, as a part of an annual safety blitz.
The campaign, dubbed Operation Orange, is organized by the Quebec transport ministry and the Sûreté du Québec.
Police are reminding motorists that anyone caught speeding in a construction zone will be fined double the normal rate.
Posted speed limit
Fine in a construction zone
$55 x 2 = $110
$105 x 2 = $210
195 x 2 = $390
According to the transport ministry, speeding is a major factor in construction zone collisions.
Last year, 938 people in Quebec were involved in crashes in construction zones and five people were killed.