241 permits were suspended 1 month after the launch of the driving law issued by Manitoba


Manitoba is not delivered when it comes to & # 39; Implementing the new driving law, drawn, which came into effect on November 1.

By the end of November, the police had allowed more than 240 drivers to be suspended for a minimum of three days, Manitoba's public insurance officers said.

"These police performance numbers demonstrate that many people still lacking the message about the dangers and effects of the drive, and that should be a responsibility for road users, "said satire Jatana, vice president of MPI's communication in a press release.

RCMP Manitoba and Brandon's Police Service were 67 and 21 drivers, respectively, in November for electronic devices working by hand while & as they were driving.

MPI said on Monday morning that the Winnipeg Police service had hanged 149 permissions. Later on Monday, Insp. Gord Spado gave up a significant number, saying that his home police dropped 153 permissions in the same month.

The integrity of the department, which includes the number of police numbers of the Winnipeg numbers, 241.

In 2017, driving was triggering more than 15,000 disasters, and 30 people died in vehicle accidents that had been killed; attacking it, saying the press release.

In addition to road-based dependencies, drivers who have been convicted of using a daily and long-term electronic device; as they drive to & # 39; making a fine of $ 672 and five tests on MPI driver safety level scale.

& # 39; It was expected to see a larger fall & # 39;

Inspinn Winnipeg. Spado said he was surprised by the driving law that was banned in that the number of convicted drivers did not exceed it less than November 2017. In that month, 183 domestic police ticket for dragging, he said, but it is too early to suggest that there will be no longer-term change.

"I'd like to see a bigger fall. But I think there's not enough one month of data saying it does not work," he said.

"It's a small sample size and it's going to take months before we can see a variety of movements or the type of impact the change has made."

Insp. Gord Spado told the Winnipeg Police Service that there is not one month of sufficient data to suggest that stronger driving penalties are not working. (Tyson Koschik / CBC)

Brian Smiley, MPI's communications director, said it was even worse than surprising by the numbers for the month.

"It's a disappointment to see that people are still doing this. It's time to change driving behavior," he said.

"But again, we're hopeful. Indeed, there is a lot of work to do but we will move forward, we will try to make our roads safer."

"Our officers regularly see tragedy drivers for causes caused by poor and even road deaths across the continent, these drivers is a clear risk to all Manitobans, "Commissioner Kolc Scott Kolody's Assistant Commissioner MPi commented.

"These new, strong penalties send a message to a clear sense that such behavior will not be maintained."

& Can not let go & # 39;

CBC Winnipeggers News on one busy street said they are not sure that the new rules have been triggered by a driving stop.

Bob Baisinger, who spoke CBC News, said while he was walk through Osborne town, saying he is not driving now, but has previously been run by drivers behind him; wheel. As a walker, he said it's hard when he sees drivers with their handsets.

"I'm glad they have increased their penalty. I hope it works," said Baisinger.

But it does not look wonderful.

"It's still going to happen, because they can not let go," he said.

Rebecca Craig, who also talked to the CBC, said while & He was walking in Osborne Town, she did not expect to go to; see driving away completely, either. But she is pleased to see the harder sentences, which she heard people talk about.

"People, you know, they use their phones for Google Maps and stuff. I think it's always a problem," she said.

"But I think it's a good idea that they have all those goals."

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