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Drivers Not Getting the Message of School Zone Safety: CAA

Drivers Not Getting the Message of School Zone Safety: CAA

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A school patrol monitors traffic during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. (@CAAMANITOBA / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Drivers in three city school zones failed the test of knowing the rules of the road Tuesday during an annual assessment by CAA Manitoba.

The automobile club partnered with Winnipeg police and local schools to conduct a school zone safety test.

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Winnipeg Drivers Not Slowing Down, Moving Over for Tow Trucks: CAA

Winnipeg Drivers Not Slowing Down, Moving Over for Tow Trucks: CAA

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An RCMP clocks the speed of a motorist on Highway 1 west Winnipeg as a tow truck works on the roadside. (CAA MANITOBA)

Winnipeg drivers aren’t getting the message to slow down and move over while passing a working tow truck on the side of the road, CAA Manitoba says.

During two separate staged calls for service earlier this week, CAA and Winnipeg police found only one driver slowed down and moved over on Portage Avenue.

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CAA’s Worst Roads Campaign Sees Spike in Votes at Halfway Mark

CAA’s Worst Roads Campaign Sees Spike in Votes at Halfway Mark

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Mike Mager, CAA Manitoba president and CEO, speaks during the media launch of the Worst Roads campaign on March 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — At the halfway mark in its 2017 Worst Roads campaign, CAA Manitoba is experiencing a surge in votes for over 500 roads.

“By the midway point of the campaign, we usually see 400 to 450 roads nominated,” said CAA spokesperson Liz Kulyk.

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Manitoba’s Worst Roads: CAA’s Annual Campaign Underway

Manitoba’s Worst Roads: CAA’s Annual Campaign Underway

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A flower pot sits in a crater on Olive Avenue, as submitted through CAA Manitoba’s Worst Roads campaign in 2015. (CLAUDINE GERVAIS / CAAWORSTROADS.COM)

WINNIPEG — Aside from the weather, talking about the condition of Manitoba’s roads is a great conversation-starter in this province.

For the sixth year in a row, CAA Manitoba’s Worst Roads campaign is enlisting the help of motorists to determine which streets need the most attention.

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Colorado Low Winter Storm to Impact Weekend Travel in Manitoba

Colorado Low Winter Storm to Impact Weekend Travel in Manitoba

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WINNIPEG — With a winter snowstorm expected to hit southern Manitoba on Christmas Day, roads will become dicey and visibility reduced.

A winter storm watch is in effect for Winnipeg and much of the southern portion of the province as the Colorado low roars in on Sunday. Snowfall amounts are expected to be between 15 to 30 centimetres. Areas in the southeast could see up to 40 centimetres.

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Tow Truck Driver Nearly Mowed Down by Distracted Motorist

Tow Truck Driver Nearly Mowed Down by Distracted Motorist

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A vehicle slammed into the back of a tow truck on Highway 216 on Wednesday, nearly striking the driver working at the roadside. (CAA MANITOBA / HANDOUT)

A Steinbach tow truck driver wasn’t hurt when a motorist slammed into the back of his truck while he was pulled over on the side of the road attending a call.

Marty Rempel, a CAA Manitoba contractor with Steinbach Towing, was pulling a vehicle out of the ditch on Highway 216 Wednesday night when the accident happened a foot away. The vehicle was estimated to have been going 90 km/h and sprayed him with antifreeze and vehicle debris.

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Motorists Worried Road Safety in Jeopardy Once Marijuana Legalized: CAA

Motorists Worried Road Safety in Jeopardy Once Marijuana Legalized: CAA

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Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. The Canadian Automobile Association is lobbying for a government-funded public education program to warn of the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving before Canada legalizes recreational pot. Police will also need more funding to learn how to recognize and investigate drug-impaired drivers, says the CAA. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

The federal government’s promise to legalize marijuana has some Canadian motorists worried about safety behind the wheel.

New numbers from the Canadian Automobile Association report nearly two-thirds, or 63 percent, of those surveyed feel roadways will become more dangerous once the Trudeau government lifts restrictions on the drug.

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