Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is partnering with three police agencies: Winnipeg Police Service, Brandon Police Service and the RCMP, on a new intersection/speed enforcement program to hopefully reduce an estimated 30,000 intersection collisions yearly in Manitoba.
Enforcement will focus on high-collision intersections and the speed of vehicles as they travel through them, adherence to traffic control devices, and clearing the intersection before the light change. The program will continue until late fall.
“Many of these intersection collisions could have been prevented if the drivers adjusted their speed and adhered to the on-site traffic signals,” said Satvir Jatana, MPI’s Chief Customer Officer. “While entering an intersection, the combination of speed and not adhering to a traffic signal, like a traffic light, is potentially fatal. The new intersection/speed program is aimed at those drivers who put others at risk. Our goal is to reduce collisions, fatalities and injuries. Helping to create safer roads for all, continues to be our focus.”
Top 10 Winnipeg intersections for total collisions (2016-2020):
|Rank||Street 1||Street 2||Collision Count|
|1||Kenaston Blvd.||McGillivray Blvd.||1,217|
|2||Leila Ave.||McPhillips St.||1,179|
|3||Lagimodiere Blvd.||Regent Ave. W.||978|
|4||Kenaston Blvd.||Sterling Lyon Pkwy.||919|
|5||Grant Ave.||Kenaston Blvd.||887|
|6||Bishop Grandin Blvd.||Pembina Hwy.||875|
|7||Bishop Grandin Blvd.||St Mary’s Rd.||799|
|8||Bishop Grandin Blvd.||St Anne’s Rd.||717|
|9||Bison Dr.||Pembina Hwy.||717|
|10||Bishop Grandin Blvd.||Dakota St.||663|
If any of these intersections are on your daily commute, be on the lookout for an increase in police enforcement.