Fall and Winter Safety

Safe Driving

In Manitoba, winter weather conditions can change drastically. Sudden snowstorms and blowing snow pose significant hazards for drivers. Always check weather and road conditions before you head out on the roads or highways and be prepared in case you encounter bad weather before reaching your destination. 

Manitoba Highway Conditions (511)
Find out about road closures, detours and cautions online, call 511 or follow @MBGovRoads on Twitter.

Weather Forecasts
Current Environment Canada weather forecasts for Manitoba.

Winter Driving
Get safety tips and information on winter driving.

Pack an Emergency Car Kit
A roadside emergency can happen at any time.  Find out what you should include in an emergency car kit.

U.S. Road Conditions
Going to the United States?  Check out your travel route on this website.

Buckle Up
Reduce vehicle related injuries and fatalities by buckling up.

Child Car Seats
Provincial law requires placing children in the appropriate car seat until they are at least 145 cm (4'9"), 36 kg (80 lb.) or nine years old.

Booster Seats
As of August 8th, 2013 a new law takes effect in Manitoba that makes it compulsory for older children travelling in motor vehicles to use booster seats.

Don’t Drink and Drive
Make sure you have a designated driver or plan to take a taxi or public transit.

Distracted Driving
It’s illegal to use any handheld electronic device while driving in Manitoba. Drivers caught using their cell phone, iPod or other hand-held devices will receive two demerits plus a $200 ticket.

Winter Tire Program
The Winter Tire Program provides low-interest financing to eligible Manitobans. This financing can be used for the purchase of qualifying winter tires, and associated costs, from participating retailers. Administered by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the program will provide loans up to 48 months in length at prime rate plus two per cent for up to $2,000 per vehicle.