Manitobans reminded to drive to conditions, reschedule appointments at no cost: MPI

With a major blizzard anticipated in the coming days, Manitoba motorists are reminded to drive to road conditions and consider rescheduling appointments with Manitoba Public Insurance this week at no cost.

Due to the predicted poor weather conditions throughout the province starting later today, MPI customers with scheduled appointments, including for driver testing services, can reschedule at no additional cost.

For customers wishing to reschedule an appointment within the next 24 hours, they can call Manitoba Public Insurance’s Contact Centre at 204-985-7000 or toll-free at 1-800-665-2410.

For customers with appointments outside of the next 24 hours, rescheduling options are also available through MPI’s Online Services’ Book a Road Test option.

“The safety of Manitobans on our shared roads is always what is most important to us. That’s why we are proactively rescheduling estimating appointments for this week where possible and offering customers the option of changing the date of their road tests and other services at no additional cost,” said Satvir Jatana, Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, MPI.

Road safety tips

If you must travel this week during the anticipated storm conditions, drivers are reminded to follow the following road safety tips:

  • Before you head out on the highway, check for road and weather conditions by calling 511.
  • Be cautious in travelling on overpasses and bridges. The surfaces on these structures can freeze quickly due to no ground insulation.
  • Don’t rush. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination safely.
  • See where you’re going. Keeping windshields clear is essential so make sure windshield washer fluid is topped up and windows are clear of snow and ice.
  • Allow more time to stop. Traction is reduced when roads are slippery; it takes more time to come to a complete stop.
  • Leave more space. Don’t tailgate at any time and remember that following distance should be increased when travelling at higher speeds or in poor visibility.


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