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Manitoba Approves Regulatory Changes for Ride-Sharing Insurance

Manitoba Approves Regulatory Changes for Ride-Sharing Insurance

TappCar
TappCar is the first ride-sharing company to begin operating in Winnipeg later this week. (FACEBOOK)

Regulatory changes have been approved for ride-sharing companies to begin operating in the province as early as Friday.

The Manitoba government says the changes give freedom to individual municipalities to customize their own, separate bylaw requirements for licencing related to local vehicles for hire.

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Ride-Sharing Company TappCar Secures MPI Coverage

Ride-Sharing Company TappCar Secures MPI Coverage

TappCar
TappCar says it will begin operating in Winnipeg on March 2. (FACEBOOK)

Edmonton-based ridesharing company TappCar has secured insurance coverage from MPI to begin its operations in Winnipeg on March 2.

TappCar says it has received a binding certificate that provides proper passenger-vehicle-for-hire coverage to all vehicles registered and operated by TappCar in Winnipeg.

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Fatal Collisions Down in 2017 on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Fatal Collisions Down in 2017 on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Trans-Canada Highway 5 Crash
Two people were sent to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada at the intersection of Highway 5 in this April 2017 file photo. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Last year was one of the safest on Manitoba roads since 1982, new figures released by Manitoba Public Insurance show.

The auto insurer says 73 deaths in 65 fatal collisions in 2017 is only second to 2014, when 68 fatalities were reported.

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MPI Rates Approved for Ride-Sharing Services Uber and Lyft

MPI Rates Approved for Ride-Sharing Services Uber and Lyft

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The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco are shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

WINNIPEG — As ride-sharing prepares to become legal in the province, Manitoba Public Insurance has had its rates approved for new vehicle for hire insurance policies.

The Crown corporation says its rate application to allow private passenger vehicle and light truck owners to drive for Uber or Lyft has been green lit by the Public Utilities Board.

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Jeep Owner Who ‘Drowned’ Vehicle in Mud Named MPI’s Top Fraud of 2017

Jeep Owner Who ‘Drowned’ Vehicle in Mud Named MPI’s Top Fraud of 2017

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Manitoba Public Insurance closed 2,560 investigations this year through its special investigations unit, fighting off fraudulent claims that aim to take the auto insurer for a ride. Last year, $6.2 million in savings were found through such false claims.

MPI’s annual list of the top five frauds includes some of the more notable claims in 2017, where drivers attempted to cover up their wrongdoings.

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MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

Hurricane Irma
A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WINNIPEG — You won’t be seeing flood-damaged cars from the U.S. driving on Manitoba roads if MPI has anything to do with it.

Recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas have prompted Manitoba Public Insurance to take a stance on not allowing such vehicles to be insured in the province.

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MPI’s Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

MPI’s Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

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(Halloween trick-or-treating image via Shutterstock)

Thousands of kids will be out on Manitoba streets Tuesday collecting treats for Halloween.

Manitoba Public Insurance has distributed 117,000 reflective bags to 568 schools across the province in an effort to help motorists spot youngsters while they’re out and about.

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Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

MPI Repair Training Facility
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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