Every year in Manitoba, an average of four cyclists are killed and 78 are injured in collisions.
In nearly 90 per cent of cases where cyclists were killed in a collision with a vehicle, the cyclist was not wearing a helmet. While there are many causes of motor vehicle-bicycle collisions, claim reports suggest that fault is often shared between drivers and cyclists. To avoid collisions, all road users should continually scan the surroundings and be aware of what’s going on around them.
If you’re a cyclist involved in a collision, you can download an accident report form from our website. It will help you know what details to obtain from the scene. Remember that your well-being and safety is the highest priority. If you’re involved in a collision while on your bike:
Since bicycles are not insured through Manitoba Public Insurance, cyclists who are found responsible for a collision could be held liable for damages caused to a vehicle. Under such a scenario, you would also be responsible for any damages to your own bicycle.
Bodily injury claims for those involved in collisions with a motor vehicle are covered through the Personal Injury Protection Plan.
To open a claim or for any other claim inquires, contact our Contact Centre:
In Winnipeg: 204-985-7000 Outside Winnipeg (toll-free): 1-800-665-2410 Deaf Access TTY/TDD: 204-985-8832
To book a cycling safety presentation for your community group, school or business, please visit our Road Safety Community Presentations page for more information. (Currently, only virtual presentations are available due to COVID-19.)
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