Impaired driving was a leading contributing factor in at least 18 road deaths according to Manitoba Public Insurance preliminary data as of the end of October. While still below the five-year average of 25 (2015-19), Manitobans are reminded to drive sober as the holiday season fast approaches.
Over the next couple of months, Manitoba Public Insurance will provide 25 highly visible speed display boards in 13 communities, including Steinbach, thanks to a pilot road safety partnership between the public auto insurer and various municipalities.
Vehicles equipped with winter tires are in fewer crashes than vehicles without winter tires, according to a Manitoba Public Insurance report.
Manitoba teen drivers’ behaviours are at the forefront of road safety as National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24) is about to launch.
Manitoba Public Insurance is once again partnering with law enforcement agencies throughout the province to fund enhanced enforcement activities in and around schools over the month of September.
Auto-insurance fraud charges in 2020 have nearly tripled from the year previous, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.
Disturbingly, serious/catastrophic injury claims have doubled so far this year, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.
On average, there are nearly 41 collisions yearly in Manitoba involving agricultural equipment and passenger vehicles, according to Manitoba Public Insurance data.
Friday is the deadliest day of a holiday long weekend, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. On average, one person is killed and almost 100 others are injured each long holiday weekend – with 35 per cent of those injuries/deaths taking place on Friday.