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Posted: 10/1/2013 12:46 PM | Comments: 0
More pedestrians are struck and killed on Saturdays than any other day of the week, according to Manitoba Public Insurance statistics.
The vehicle insurer says about 25 per cent of pedestrian deaths in Manitoba occur on that day.
On average, about 16 Manitobans are killed each year," said MaryAnn Kempe, vice-president of community and corporate relations for MPI.
"Many of these deaths could have been prevented. With the goal to reduce collisions, Manitoba Public Insurance is putting out a call of action to both pedestrians and motorists to exercise care and caution," she said.
About 370 pedestrians are injured yearly in Manitoba after being struck by a motor vehicle.
MPI is offering these safety tips to help reduced the that number:
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