Road Safety

Speed – Driving for Conditions

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The term "Speed Kills" is most often associated with driving over the speed limit.

But a number of fatal crashes can be attributed to driving the speed limit but in less than ideal conditions. Whether on the highway or in the city the posted speed limit is intended for ideal road and weather conditions.

In bad weather or on slippery streets, slowing down is the first thing you should do.

But many drivers continue to drive at the posted speed limit even though it may be unsafe.

Excessive speed is often a factor in fatal crashes in Manitoba. When the roads are less than perfect, you should adjust your speed for the conditions.

Police can ticket you for unsafe driving even if you are below the speed limit.

Remember, the maximum posted speed is for ideal conditions - dry streets and good visibility.

Drive for the conditions and get to your destination safely.

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