With more people on the roads for the Easter long weekend, MPI is asking for drivers to focus on road safety.
On average 1 person is killed and 70 people are injured in collisions in Manitoba over the 3 day holiday.
MPI has some safety tips for drivers this weekend.
First off, don’t drive impaired, on average 25 people are killed each year due to impaired driving.
Secondly, buckle up, a person is 40 times more likely to be killed and 5 times more likely to be seriously injured without the seat belt.
Third of all, don’t text and drive, on average 30 people are killed in a distracted driving collision yearly in Manitoba.
Finally, slow down, almost 20 people on average are killed in a speed-related collision in Manitoba.