SHAPING SOCIAL NORMS FOR ROAD SAFETY IN THE CANNABIS CULTURE
“I drive high, but I would never drive impaired.” This single statement by one focus group youth provides clear insight into the distortions and myths that permeate thinking about cannabis use and driving in Manitoba. Similar sentiments and views are common and represent the potential risk to all Manitobans in the current environment. How do we keep Manitobans safe on the road when the science of cannabis-impaired driving is still developing and public discourse has been delayed? This presentation will discuss the challenges that Manitoba Public Insurance and other stakeholders must overcome and approaches to illuminate drug-impaired driving risk and keep Manitobans safe.
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ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER:
Shannon Bunkowsky, Director of Loss Prevention, Manitoba Public Insurance
Shannon joined the Crown Corporation in 2014 and leads a diverse area including Road Safety Programming, Driver Education & Training, Driver Fitness, and Driver Testing Policy & Evaluation.
Prior to joining Manitoba Public Insurance, Shannon held professional and management roles at the Province of Manitoba with the Manitoba Housing & Renewal Corporation and Manitoba Agriculture. Shannon’s experience is in the development of responsive policy and programming for improved economic, social, and public health outcomes and at Manitoba Public Insurance she leads a range of regulatory and discretionary interventions and programs that ensure safe road users to reduce collision risk for Manitoba Public Insurance ratepayers and all Manitobans.
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