With 4 dead on Manitoba highways around Winnipeg in a 24 hour period police are reminding drivers to pay attention while driving.
“With the long weekend upon us, drive safe & look both ways at ALL intersections, even if there’s lights” – Sgt Lukaway, #rcmpmb
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) September 1, 2016
On Wednesday two people died in a collision with a semi that failed to stop at a red light on Hwy 101. On Hwy 67 near Stonewall a 66 year old woman died when the vehicle she was driving rolled over. On Tuesday a female driver of a pickup involved in a collision also on Hwy 67 near Stonewall died of her injuries.
Long weekends are notorious for collisions on Manitoba highways as people travel to and from cottages and recreational areas. The labour day weekend is no exception as it signals the end of summer.
Traffic is expected to be heavy on Hwy 59, Hwy 8, Hwy 9 ,Hwy 44 and Hwy 1 as Winnipegers head out to the lake and cottage country beginning as early as today.
Police across the province are also reminding drivers that as of today speed zones in and around schools in many areas drop to 30 km/h between Sept 1 and June 30. As of next week school is back in session and traffic in and around school zone will be high. Drivers are reminded to pay attention while driving.
— Brandon Police (@BrandonPolice) September 1, 2016
— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) August 30, 2016