Vehicles equipped with winter tires are in fewer crashes than vehicles without winter tires, according to a Manitoba Public Insurance report issued last year. Based on analysis of winter month claims (November to March), winter tire use is estimated to reduce collision claim frequency by 6.3 per cent.
In alignment with Manitoba Public Insurance’s duty to provide and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, the Corporation has developed a pandemic policy focusing on protecting employees, customers and our community, which will be effective Jan. 3, 2022.
For the second year in a row, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has provided 25 highly visible speed display boards in 13 communities, including Steinbach, thanks to a road safety partnership between the public auto insurer and various municipalities.
There are approximately 9,500 vehicle/deer collisions yearly in Manitoba, with the Eastman Region again topping Manitoba Public Insurance’s Top 5 list for high-collision regions. Eastman – which includes the communities of Steinbach, Lac du Bonnet, Anola, Birds Hill Park area and Falcon Lake – experienced an average of 2,170 collisions yearly, based on collision statistics collected from 2016 to 2020.
In efforts to reduce an estimated 30,000 intersection collisions yearly in Manitoba, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is providing funding for a new intersection speed enforcement program conducted by three police agencies: Winnipeg Police Service, Brandon Police Service and the Manitoba RCMP.
On this day a half century ago, Manitoba Public Insurance swung open its doors for business. The Corporation’s first claim was opened by the owner of a Volkswagen Beetle, whose tires were stolen off the vehicle.
In efforts to raise road safety awareness among young children and their parents/guardians on Halloween, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has distributed more than 71,761 reflective safety flashers along with in-class activity sheets to over 350 Manitoba schools for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Manitoba teen drivers’ behaviours are at the forefront of road safety today with the launch of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24).
As the hearing of its General Rate Application before the Public Utilities Board opened recently, Manitoba Public Insurance presented updates to its provisional filing made earlier this year based on continued strong financial performance. This included requesting a rate decrease for a third year in a row and updating its separate application for a third customer rebate in a little more than a year.