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MPI Asks for Input on Making Roads Safer

May 14, 2011 7:38 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba Public Insurance is asking for the public’s input on future road safety initiatives.

A series of public forums beginning today will be held provincewide to gauge feedback from drivers on how to make Manitoba’s roads safer.

The public can share their opinions in-person at one of the forums, via e-mail and regular mail. Participants should read the Discussion Paper on MPI’s website and respond by June 30, 2011.

“Safer streets and highways mean fewer collisions, fewer fatalities and injuries, and lower Autopac rates — goals we can all agree on,” said Marilyn McLaren, president and CEO of Manitoba Public Insurance. “We’re asking Manitobans how should Manitoba Public Insurance go about fulfilling the vision of safer road travel?”

According to MPI, 100,000 drivers are involved in collisions each year in Manitoba. About 17,000 people are injured and 146 are killed in collisions on an annual basis.

The first public forum is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at St. Vital Centre. For a full list of times and locations, visit MPI.mb.ca.