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Friday of a Long Weekend Most Fatal on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Friday of a Long Weekend Most Fatal on Manitoba Roads: MPI

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Friday of a long weekend traditionally sees the most collisions on the roads, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Vokey)

WINNIPEG — As the second last long weekend of the summer season gets underway, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to remind motorists to take it easy on the roads.

Friday is traditionally the most deadly on the province’s highways for vehicle collisions. MPI says an average of two people are killed and more than 100 others are injured each long weekend. Of those incidents, 37 percent happen on a Friday.

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Road Safety Campaign Targeting Motorists Over July Long Weekend

Road Safety Campaign Targeting Motorists Over July Long Weekend

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A screen grab from a video posted to Facebook showing a man nearly reaching 200 km/h on a Manitoba highway. (FACEBOOK)

As Manitobans hit the road this Canada Day long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding.

A recent survey conducted by the Citizens on Patrol Program found 25 percent of the 9,400 vehicles monitored exceeded the posted speed limit.

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MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

By Sarah Klein

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Cyclists at The Forks demonstrate how much distance vehicles should leave them during the launch of the ‘Please Leave Space to Breathe’ campaign on Friday, June 23, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

A new Manitoba Public Insurance campaign wants to get the message out to motorists to leave a safe distance when passing cyclists.

The “Please Leave Space to Breathe” campaign suggests a distance of one metre between a vehicle and cyclist on the road.

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MPI Accepting Canadian Forces Driver’s Licences, ID Cards as Verification

MPI Accepting Canadian Forces Driver’s Licences, ID Cards as Verification

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Canadian Forces members now have an easier time obtaining a driver’s licence in Manitoba. (MPI / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Members of the Canadian Forces who move to Manitoba will now have an easier time obtaining a provincial driver’s licence or identification card.

The Department of National Defence issues military cards, which are subject to extreme background vetting. Because of this process, the Manitoba government will now recognize such cards to satisfy provincial identity requirements.

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One in 10 Manitobans Driving While High: MPI

One in 10 Manitobans Driving While High: MPI

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WINNIPEG — New figures from Manitoba Public Insurance show one in 10 drivers in the province is under the influence of drugs while behind the wheel.

The findings, released Wednesday from the Manitoba Drug and Alcohol Roadside Survey, also concluded 53 percent of drivers had drugs in their systems.

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Manitoba Paramedics the Latest Group to Get Specialty Licence Plate

Manitoba Paramedics the Latest Group to Get Specialty Licence Plate

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Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler holds one of the new specialty licence plates for Manitoba paramedics during an announcement on Friday, February 3, 2017. (GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA)

WINNIPEG — Add another specialty plate to the batch.

The Manitoba government is rolling out a new custom licence plate for paramedics across the province.

Manitoba’s paramedic plate will be blue in colour, with a red EKG line crossing the bottom of the plate as well as the phrase ‘Responding for Life.’ The symbol chosen for the plate contains the paramedic Star of Life atop a red maple leaf.

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Manitoba Removing Addresses on Vehicle Registration Cards in the Name of Privacy

Manitoba Removing Addresses on Vehicle Registration Cards in the Name of Privacy

The home address of vehicle owners will soon be removed from Manitoba vehicle registration cards in order to protect driver privacy.

Manitoba Public Insurance is making the change, effective March 1, 2017, to non-commercial vehicle registration cards.

“Vehicle registration cards are often left inside the vehicle which makes them susceptible to being taken should the vehicle be broken into,” said Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler.

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