One important factor that wasn't covered in Crash consequences (May 16) is how Manitoba Hydro's street lighting contributes to such carnage.
In 2012, my friend was hit by a vehicle along Wellington Crescent early in the morning; lack of street-lighting was a factor. An ambulance ride, broken bones and a hospital-stay ensued.
I've aborted after-dark shopping trips to the Polo Park area because extensive swaths of street-light outages. The St. James industrial area seems to be particularly plagued.
Notwithstanding the importance of street lighting in contributing to a safe city, Hydro doesn't appear to have any system for staff-reporting of outages -- yet its trucks are on the road day and night. How else could the years-long light outages in the Pembina/Jubilee underpass be explained? Or, likewise, the Logan/McPhillips underpass lights?
Hydro has a responsibility to do their bit to reduce the carnage on our streets.