New Brunswick

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

Regulating agency: Motor Vehicle Branch – Department of Public Safety
Effective date of regulations enacted: 1995
Note: Motorcycle driver training schools are not presently regulated by the N.B. Government


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age to driver education program
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students
High school student status
Must hold a valid Learner’s permit
Other requirements
Parent⁄guardian consent
Registration⁄enrollment fee
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours: 25 hours, or any other method of theoretical instruction approved by the Registrar
Number of sessions
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
Additional lessons available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours: 10 hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
Length of each session
Additional sessions available
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
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
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom
In-vehicle
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Age
Certifications ⁄ designations
Driver ⁄ Criminal record check
Licence held
Minimum driving experience
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements: Vehicle must have a second rear view mirror for the instructor
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission
Dual control brakes
Passenger restrictions
Required insurance: No motor vehicle provided by a driving school or an instructor shall be used for the purpose of providing instruction in the operation of a motor vehicle unless there is in force in respect to such vehicle a motor vehicle liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $500,000.00)
Vehicle class used: Class 5
Vehicle signage: A motor vehicle provided by a driving school for the purpose of providing instruction in the operation of motor vehicles shall be clearly marked on both sides and at the rear of the motor vehicle with the words “Driver Training” in letters at least 100mm in height in a manner approved by the Director
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations
Age
BAC level while instructing
Certifications⁄designations: Holds a driving instructor's certificate; passed a driver training course
Driver ⁄ criminal record check: The Director may refuse to issue a license to any person who within 5 years previous to the date of the application:
• has been convicted of any offence under sections 68, 81, 82(3) 91, 176, 231, 232 or 239 of the Act;
• whose driver's license has been suspended, cancelled or revoked under the provisions of sections 261, 262 or 264 of the Act, the Demerit Point System Regulations or these regulations; or
• has been prohibited from driving or whose driver's license or privilege of obtaining a driver's license has been suspended or revoked pursuant to the provisions of the Act or the Criminal Code (Canada) (EC810/84)
Licence held: Hold a N.B. operator's license in the Class in which instructions will be given, valid for the year in which the application for an instructor’s licence is made
Location in vehicle while instructing
Minimum driving experience: Have been licensed as an operator in a Canadian jurisdiction for at least 5 years
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Credits towards high school graduation
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
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held
Location while supervising
Minimum Age
Time licensed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dan Toner, Manager of Driver Safety
Motor Vehicle Branch, Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1
Website:
Driver Training Course Regulation - Motor Vehicle Act.98-97; 99-11: http://www.gnb.ca/0062/regs/95-164.htm
WEBSITE
Motor Vehicle Act – Chapter M-17 - http://www.gnb.ca/0062/acts/acts/m-17.htm