63 people have lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions here in Manitoba as of the end of October.
That number is very concerning according to MPI vice president Satvir Jatana, especially today on National Day of Remembrance.
Jatana says that the day is to raise awareness of the importance of road safety, a message that is important every single day of the year.
Around 30 people are killed annually due to distracted driving, and a person is 35 times more likely to be killed and five times more likely to be seriously injured when not wearing a seatbelt.
MPI recently launched a campaign aimed at eliminating fatal collisions by humanizing the annual fatality statistics called “save the 100”.