Driving laws in Manitoba vary from other provinces and, in many cases may be quite different than in other countries.
Manitoba has tough standards when it comes to drinking and driving.
The law includes any kind of vehicle, on or off road, even boats, aircraft, special mobile machines, tractors and other agricultural equipment. There are immediate consequences for driving while impaired, but you can also be charged with criminal offences and further penalties and suspensions. If you are operating a motor vehicle in Manitoba, make the right choice – don’t drink and drive.
The Manitoba government has strengthened the laws to enhance the safety of persons transported in wheelchairs by establishing requirements for mobility aid securement and occupant restraint (MASOR) system use that are comparable to the seating and seatbelt use requirements imposed on passengers seated in conventional/regular vehicle seats.
Effective December 1st, 2015, drivers transporting persons in wheelchairs will be prohibited from driving unless:
A mobility aid securement system is a tie down system designed to immobilize a wheelchair in a vehicle and an occupant restraint system is a restraining device intended to be used in the same way as a seatbelt for persons seated in wheelchairs.
Supporting provincial regulations will:
The Manitoba government has strengthened the laws to provide greater safety for persons riding in vehicles on provincial highways.
Effective December 1, 2014:
The fine amount for failing to follow these requirements under the Highway Traffic Act is $203.80. The fines for drivers or passengers failing to wear seat belts remains $299.65. In addition, the fine for a driver failing to ensure persons under 18 years of age are wearing seat belts prior to driving a vehicle remains $299.65.