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Manitoba’s Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Result in 237 Licence Suspensions: MPI

Manitoba’s Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Result in 237 Licence Suspensions: MPI

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WINNIPEG — Since Manitoba’s tougher laws on distracting driving came into effect November 1, 237 drivers have had their licence suspended for a minimum three-day period.

Manitoba Public Insurance says Winnipeg police apprehended 149 drivers, while the RCMP and Brandon police reported that 67 and 21 drivers, respectively, were charged for using hand-operated electronic devices while driving.

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‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

OnTheStep App
OnTheStep team members Alex Shao, left to right, Buhle Mwanza, Tristen Wong and Tyrel Praymayer are pictured in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG – When the first big snow dump covered Winnipeg this week, the developers of a new phone app put their technology to the test.

“You can think of it as Uber for snow removal,” said OnTheStep founder Buhle Mwanza, referring to the ride-hailing app.

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Alert Ready System to Be Tested Across the Country

Alert Ready System to Be Tested Across the Country

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A text message from Telus is seen on a smart phone in Toronto on Friday, May 4, 2018. Mobile devices across Canada will be buzzing a little more than usual today as emergency management officials test the new nationwide public alerting system. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

WINNIPEG — Most Canadians will receive an alert message today in some form or another during a test of the Alert Ready system at 1:55 p.m. CT.

The last nationwide test took place in May, sending mixed signals and only reaching a fraction of the population.

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Tougher Penalties for Distracted Driving in Manitoba Take Effect

Tougher Penalties for Distracted Driving in Manitoba Take Effect

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A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, October 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — If you choose to text and drive in Manitoba, it will now cost you much more than only a fine.

Beginning today, those caught using a hand-held electronic device behind the wheel will automatically receive a three-day licence suspension. Motorists will also be slapped with a $672 fine — up from a $203 fine previously — and five demerits.

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Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

Distracted Driving
A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, October 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has taken the gloves off and introduced tougher penalties for motorists who choose to text and drive.

Beginning November 1, a first-time offence for distracted driving will cost you $672 — up from a $203 fine previously.

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