Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Public Insurance Launches Campaign against Driving on Drugs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Public Insurance Launches Campaign against Driving on Drugs

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MPI launches driving and drugs campaign

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba Public Insurance is launching a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of drug-impaired driving.

Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen says it's being done in readiness for the expected federal legalization of recreational use of marijuana in 2018.

Premier Brian Pallister says the federal plans to legalize pot "must take into consideration the potential harms" it can cause, including an increase in drug-impaired driving collisions.

Pallister says the province's hope is that MPI's campaign over the next year will give Manitobans the information they need to make safe decisions.

Back in March, MPI released a survey indicating that one in 10 Manitoba drivers who participated in voluntary roadside surveys conducted last fall tested positive for drugs. …

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