Construction work is continuing on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 101 and PTH 100, the North and South Perimeter Highways, as part of the Manitoba government’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety.
The government of Manitoba has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, reminding motorists to share the roads responsibly and exercise caution around motorcycles.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is advising Manitobans to take precautions and prepare for a major spring blizzard expected to impact southern and central Manitoba starting today.
With the spring thaw taking place across the province, motorists are reminded to slow down and exercise caution around pothole repair crews that will be working on Manitoba highways.
Current conditions on the roads and highways around Manitoba are making driving conditions very poor. Blizzard conditions, blowing snow, and the cold temperatures are creating slippery, low-visibility conditions that are dangerous to motorists. Many highways have been closed around the province as they are too treacherous to travel on safely.
The Manitoba government has released a new report to help guide the future direction of managing and testing vehicle technology including automated and connected vehicles.
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.
On average, there are 48 collisions yearly in Manitoba involving agricultural equipment and passenger vehicles, according to Manitoba Public Insurance data.
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.
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.