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Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

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Manitoba Public Insurance’s J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new automotive research and training centre will allow Manitoba Public Insurance to collaborate with the auto repair industry to adopt new methods of vehicle restoration when collisions occur.

The J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre on Plessis Road is a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will act as a training hub for new and emerging vehicle repair technologies.

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Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

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A Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf on it flies during a 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — The province and Manitoba Public Insurance have launched a public awareness campaign ahead of the federal government’s planned legislation to legalize marijuana next summer.

Focused on showing that drugs and driving don’t mix, the campaign will target new teen drivers, youth, physicians and their patients, and the general public.

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Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Cliff Cullen
Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen announces renewed funding through Manitoba Public Insurance for enhanced speed enforcement in school zones on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Police agencies across the province are beefing up speed enforcement in school zones throughout Manitoba.

As kids head back to the classroom, seven police agencies will be increasing patrols during the month of September through renewed funding from Manitoba Public Insurance.

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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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