With winter weather and snow arriving throughout the province, Manitoba Public Insurance is encouraging drivers to take steps like adjusting their driving habits and using winter tires, to reduce their likelihood of being in a collision and needing their vehicle repaired this season.
With the warmer weather upon us, many Manitobans are eager to get outside and enjoy the outdoors which may include riding off-road vehicles (ORVs). The Manitoba RCMP wants to remind operators of the laws of ORVs to ensure a safe ride.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure advises the province’s snow removal crews are equipped and ready for clearing of Manitoba’s highways in response to blizzard warnings in place for parts of the province.
Manitoba Infrastructure advises provincial snow removal crews are equipped and prepared to clear Manitoba’s highways in response to the snowfall forecasted for parts of the province.
Every winter, RCMP officers are called to scenes where snowmobilers have been badly injured or have lost their lives. This past month alone, two lives have already been lost on snowmobiles in Manitoba. In 2020, eight Manitobans died in snowmobile collisions.
As the first winter storm of the season is expected and occurring across many parts of the province, Manitoba RCMP are reminding drivers to use extreme caution and follow some basic winter driving tips to stay safe.
With reports of a winter storm approaching in coming days and potential heavy snow across areas of the province, motorists are reminded to adjust driving habits for winter road conditions and to remain alert when following or approaching oncoming highway snowplows.
Manitoba teen drivers’ behaviours are at the forefront of road safety today with the launch of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24).
With an average of approximately 800 collisions reported on public roadways over the four-day September long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance is urging drivers to avoid high-risk driving behaviours, like distracted driving, as they hit the road this weekend.