Winnipeg, Manitoba – For many Manitobans, driving is a routine part of their lives but it is also potentially one of the most dangerous activities they do every day. This is why we must all do our part to keep our roads safe. Whether you drive a car, motorcycle, bicycle or are a pedestrian, it is important that you focus on the road, pay attention and be aware of changes in your surroundings at all times.
Twenty-eight Manitobans have lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions so far this year, well above the five-year average of 18.
With the warmer temperatures now upon us, increased traffic flows are expected on our highways as Manitobans head to beaches, cottages, camp sites, and other holiday destinations, we are asking drivers to:
wear a seatbelt,
slow down and drive to conditions,
be cautious and always aware of your surroundings,
pay attention to the road at all times,
keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, and
put your cellphone away.
We want everyone to reach their destination safely.
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