Manitoba

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

Regulating agency: Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)
Effective date of regulations enacted:


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age to driver education program: 15.5 years
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students: Student pays the $50 course fee, MPI covers the rest (approximately $350 per student)
High school student status: Full time
Must hold a valid Learner’s permit
Other requirements: Before or following registration, students must register as Manitoba Public Insurance customers before they can write the Class 5L test in the Driver Education class. They can register by taking their identity documents to any Autopac agent or any Driver Licensing and Testing Centre. Students must pass the Class 5 Learner’s Licence Written Test and validate their Learner’s Licence before they can begin in-car training.
Parent⁄guardian consent
Registration⁄enrollment fee: $50
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Minimum total number of hours: Must attend 30/34 scheduled classroom hours; all absences must be excused
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Minimum total number of hours: 16 hours of in-car lessons (8 hours behind the wheel, 8 hours observation)
Number of sessions: One parent/guardian or supervising driver is required to attend two hour parent night meeting
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions: One parent/guardian or supervising driver is required to attend the parent night meeting
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Basic driving procedures and manoeuvres
Braking
Crashes and injury prevention
Defensive driving
Driver communication skills
Driver distractions
Driver fitness to drive
Driver impairments
Driver observation skills ⁄ visual tracking
Driver psychology
Driver responsibility
Emergency situations ⁄ manoeuvres
Fuel efficient driving
Graduated driver licensing system
Hazard perception and recognition
Highway driving
Insurance
Lane changes ⁄ Safe passing
Legal awareness
Night driving
Parking
Pre-driving checks and procedures
Risk perception ⁄ management
Rules of the road
Sharing the road
Signs, signals, and road markings
Space management
Standard transmission
Traffic and roadway conditions ⁄ environmental conditions
Turns and U-Turns
Vehicle control
Vehicle systems ⁄ parts and performance
COMPETENCY MEASURES - PRE-ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle: A parent/guardian/supervising driver must sign an In-car Interim Report after Driving Lesson 4
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom
In-vehicle: In Lesson 7, the instructor fills out a Practice Guide to help prepare the student for the final in-car evaluation. After Lesson 8, the in-car instructor completes an In-Car Final Report that indicates whether or not the student successfully met Driver Education in-car standards
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Age
Certifications ⁄ designations
Driver ⁄ Criminal record check
Licence held: Valid Class 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F or 5F licence
Minimum driving experience: Held a Class 5F licence for at least 3 years
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements: Vehicle must have special rear-view mirrors firmly affixed to the vehicle to allow a driving instructor a clear and unobstructed view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission
Dual control brakes
Passenger restrictions: Supervisor can be the only passenger
Required insurance
Vehicle class used: Class 5
Vehicle signage
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations
Age
BAC level while instructing: Not exceeding 0.05
Certifications⁄designations: Holds a driving instructor's permit
Driver ⁄ criminal record check
Licence held
Location in vehicle while instructing
Minimum driving experience: Held a Class 5F for at least 3 years
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation: Student must maintain a 70% classroom average and satisfactorily complete all classroom tests and assignments, including:
• 2 classroom tests – each worth 35%
• Classroom Assignments and Groups Activities – worth 20%
• Student Participation – worth 10%
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Driver Education certification issued to student
Insurance discount
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months)
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours: 9 months
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet: Home-Based Practice Log
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
BAC level while supervising: 0.05 BAC level while supervising
Licence held
Location while supervising: Only person in the front seat of the vehicle
Minimum Age

CONTACT INFORMATION
Manitoba Public Insurance
Box 6300
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 4A4
Phone: 1-800-665-2410 
Website:
: http://www.mpi.mb.ca
WEBSITES
Driver’s and Vehicle Act - http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/d104e.php
 
Highway Traffic Act - http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/h060e.php