Quebec police roll out blitz for construction zone speed limits

If you're driving in the province today, watch out for speed limits in construction zones. Provincial police are rolling out their annual safety blitz - Operation Orange.

Operation Orange reminds drivers that speeding near construction risks workers' lives

Police are reminding motorists that anyone caught speeding in a construction zone will be fined double the normal rate.

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

Actual speed

Fine in a construction zone

70 km/h

90 km/h

$55 x 2 = $110

100 km/h

$105 x 2 = $210

115 km/h

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.