On average, there are more than 35 collisions each day on Winnipeg streets. It should come as no surprise that two-thirds of collisions occur at intersections. This map shows the locations of the Winnipeg intersections that have the highest collision rates each year.
While there are a variety of factors that may cause a collision, speed is deadly. Faster speeds exponentially increase vehicle damage and the seriousness of injuries in a collision. In fact, 1 out of 5 collisions result in serious injury or fatality.
Sometimes the safe speed of travel is much lower than the posted speed limit due to weather and road conditions. There is no doubt that collision rates rise during the slippery winter months.
In so many instances, the solution is simple: JUST SLOW DOWN.
(Traffic Collision Statistics Report 1991-2002, Manitoba Transportation and Government Services)
The highest number of collisions occur during the afternoon rush hour.
(2006 Traffic Collision Report, City of Winnipeg)