MPI has teamed up with the City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Police and CAA Manitoba on a new pilot project aimed at reducing crashes at some of the city’s worst intersections.
According to the Crown Corporation, nearly 10,000 collisions have taken place at five intersections in the last decade.
Here’s a list of the worst.
1. Leila/McPhillips – 2,326 crashes
2. Kenaston/McGillivray – 2,298 crashes
3. Kenaston/Grant – 1,747 crashes
4. Lagimodiere/Regent – 1,700 crashes
5. Bishop Grandin/St. Mary’s – 1,546 crashes
Rear-end collisions accounted for more than 50 per cent of total collisions, according to MPI’s numbers.
In an attempt to reduce these numbers, a new pilot project got underway on Thursday. It will include a mix of intersection signs and dedicated police enforcement at three of the five highest collisions intersections.
“Road safety research also demonstrates that road safety education and awareness efforts are most effective when accompanied by visible enforcement,” said Ward Keith, vice-president Business Development & Communications and Chief Product Officer, Manitoba Public Insurance. “That’s why we are pleased that the Winnipeg Police Service and CAA Manitoba are joining this initiative to help keep motorists safe.”