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Safe Passing Distance the Top Concern for Cyclists, Motorists: Poll

Safe Passing Distance the Top Concern for Cyclists, Motorists: Poll

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WINNIPEG — Maintaining a safe distance between motorists and cyclists is a top concern for both groups, a new poll commissioned by CAA Manitoba finds.

The study, conducted by Probe Research, found 46 percent of drivers and 70 percent of cyclists put passing safely among their top three concerns.

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Waze Partners with CAA to Allow In-App Call for Help

Waze Partners with CAA to Allow In-App Call for Help

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The Waze traffic app now includes support for CAA members to request roadside assistance.

Drivers in need of roadside assistance now have a new way of calling for help through a partnership between CAA and Waze.

The real-time crowdsourced navigation app will now include a feature for CAA members to request help.

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Help CAA by Nominating Manitoba’s ‘Worst Roads’

Help CAA by Nominating Manitoba’s ‘Worst Roads’

Manitoba has some pretty shabby-looking roads. We know this. CAA Manitoba is hoping you nominate those same roads in their annual Worst Roads campaign.

For the seventh year, the automobile club is turning to the public to solicit votes on which roads are some of the province’s worst. The data collected is then used to lobby the province and municipal governments to take action in addressing some of the worst offenders, whether it be deteriorated highway shoulders, potholes, or roadways that are generally unsafe.

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CAA Tow Truck Driver, Contractor in Close Calls with Passing Motorists

CAA Tow Truck Driver, Contractor in Close Calls with Passing Motorists

By Tyler Sutherland

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In this December 15, 2016 file photo, a vehicle slammed into the back of a tow truck on Highway 216, nearly striking the driver working at the roadside. (CAA MANITOBA / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A CAA Manitoba tow truck driver and a contractor were both involved in close calls Monday night when speeding motorists failed to slow down and move over while the two worked on the side of the road.

The incidents have promoted the automobile club to renew calls for drivers to be cautious when passing a working tow truck.

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