March 16, 2018 by Staff
The province had a total of 13 road deaths throughout the first two months of 2018, which is almost three times higher than in 2017 and twice as high as the five-year average.
“The number of fatalities on Manitoba roadways last month should be a wake-up call to all drivers, particularly with several weeks of winter weather and road conditions still ahead of us,” Ward Keith, MPI’s vice-president of business development, said in a news release
According to preliminary data, nearly half of February’s crashes involved impaired driving. Others involved drivers not wearing seatbelts, speeding and driving too fast for road and weather conditions.
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