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Safer Winter Highways

Safer Winter Highways

600 Plows + Careful Driving = Safer Winter Highways


Winter means snow and ice. When winter hits, it's the job of snowplow operators to keep our provincial highways clear and open to traffic. They're committed to maintaining safe winter driving conditions, but they can't do it alone. Drivers have a role to play, too, if incidents are to be avoided.

This year, the Alberta government and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association are co-sponsoring a multimedia campaign to drive this message home.

For more information, check out:

Technology improves winter safety (pdf 1 MB)

Winter driving tips for Alberta motorists (pdf 760K)

Information about Winter Tires (pdf 436KB)

Questions and Answers about Winter Highway Maintenance in Alberta (pdf 101K)

Highway maintenance contractors list (pdf 155K)

Contract Maintenance Area Map (pdf 2.6MB)

A Day in the Life of a Snowplow Operator (pdf 61K)

Download this video (WMV 142 MB)

Grade 2 Student Activity Booklet (pdf 4MB)

Grade 2 Teacher's Guide (pdf 362K)

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