Hundreds of Manitoba drivers have admitted to angry driving, according to a Manitoba Public Insurance road safety survey. Of the 1,500 drivers surveyed, three in 10 admitted they committed acts of road rage after experiencing feelings of anger.
Manitoba Public Insurance has requested a rate decrease of 0.6 per cent in an amendment to its 2020-21 General Rate Application filed Oct. 4 with the Public Utilities Board. If approved, 610,000 Manitoba vehicles will have lower Basic auto insurance premiums.
This year could be the deadliest in decades for pedestrian fatalities, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. As of mid-September 2019, there have been as many pedestrian fatalities (12) on public roadways as in the previous five-year annual average (12), according to MPI.
On average, there are nearly 40 collisions yearly in Manitoba involving agricultural equipment and passenger vehicles, according to Manitoba Public Insurance data.
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.
For the first five months of this year, Manitoba Public Insurance’s TIPS Line has received a 63 per cent increase in calls compared to the same time period last year.
Eight in 10 Manitobans say it’s unacceptable to drive after consuming marijuana, according to a recent Manitoba Public Insurance survey of 1,500 Manitobans.
More than 2,200 impaired drivers have been taken off the roads over the last 10 years thanks to the Manitoba Public Insurance sponsored RoadWatch program.
For the first four months of 2019, pedestrians made up nearly half – six of 14 people – of the fatalities on Manitoba’s public roadways, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.
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.