Road safety is a big part of our mission at MPI.
We are committed to increasing public concern about risky driving behaviours and to providing more opportunities for Manitobans to enhance their driving skills.
To achieve our goals, we focus on the following major issues:
In 2017, there 12,659 victims (or casualties) of traffic collisions. Of these, 73 people were killed and 442 were seriously injured. Many of these deaths and serious injuries were related to preventable actions.
The behaviours most responsible for traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Manitoba are:
In addition to addressing these and other unsafe driving behaviours, we recognize the importance of protecting our most vulnerable road users – bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists – to reduce their likelihood of traffic injuries, as well as to improve the future of active transportation for a healthier Manitoba.
All Manitobans have a role to play in reducing injury and death on our roads. Remember, the next victim could be someone you know.
We work with a diverse group of partners across the province who share our vision for road safety.
MPI is a key partner in The Road to Zero: Manitoba Road Safety Plan 2017-2020. The vision of The Road to Zero is for Manitoba to have the safest roads in Canada and we are committed to one day achieving zero traffic fatalities on our roadways. In May 2019, a report was provided on our collective progress.
We support Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 and its vision of having the safest roads in the world.