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Giving emergency vehicles priority at traffic lights could cut their travel times, Winnipeg study

November 23, 2022  By Kaitlin Secord


Nov. 23, 2022, Winnipeg – Winnipeg fire trucks and ambulances could cut down on travel time by 20 per cent if the city upgrades its transportation management system to give emergency vehicles priority at traffic signals, a study says. A city-commissioned feasibility study says a system that allows pre-emption of normal operation of traffic lights to give emergency vehicles priority would allow the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service to save more lives, prevent more properties from being lost to fire and save $25 million a year in health-care and insurance costs. CBC News reports. | READ MORE


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