Motorcycle fatalities doubled in 2019 compared to the previous 10 year average, reinforcing the need for all road users to focus on safety when travelling on Manitoba roadways. Last year eight motorcyclists were killed, compared to four on average (2009-2018).
With a number of snowmobile trails in the province expected to open this month, STARS, Snowmobilers of Manitoba and Lifesaving Society Manitoba have come together to encourage the safe operation of snowmobiles this winter.
Manitoba Infrastructure reminds motorists to stay safe while traveling this holiday season and take caution on the roads.
Every winter, RCMP officers are called upon to attend the scenes of tragic snowmobile collisions. This past weekend alone, two lives were lost on snowmobiles in Manitoba.
Teen drivers’ behaviours are at the forefront of two initiatives aimed at reducing collisions – Manitoba Public Insurance’s new Driver Z program and National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 20-26).
With an early winter storm system passing through the province, Manitoba Infrastructure reminds motorists to be vigilant with the arrival of snow and freezing rain conditions.
Manitoba Infrastructure reminds motorists to drive to conditions as a storm system moves into a wide area of the province.
Over the last five years, 22 motorcyclists have been killed on Manitoba public roadways while another 700 have been injured. With May being National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Manitoba Public Insurance is renewing its call to ‘Save The 100’ – the average number of people killed yearly on Manitoba public roadways.
With expected higher than normal traffic volumes this Easter long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance is putting out a call of action to drivers to place additional focus on road safety.
In the first two months of 2019, preliminary counts report five people killed on public roadways in Manitoba. This total is significantly lower (62 per cent) than the same time frame in 2018 – a total of 13 people.