There are several types of records that can be ordered to show your driving record, claims experience or an accident report.
Personal driver abstracts are available for a $10 fee. These are typically requested to provide proof of non-commercial driving experience for employment or legal purposes, or when obtaining a driver’s licence or insurance after moving to a new jurisdiction. You can request that MPI send this information to you directly or to a third party with your consent. A request takes up to five business days to process if mailed or faxed.
There are three ways to obtain a driver abstract:
Payment options are: certified cheque or money order payable to Manitoba Public Insurance or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). If paying by credit card, please include your card number and expiry date with your request. If you require further information, call 204-985-0980 or 1-866-323-0543 (toll-free).
The driver abstract contains information available at the time of request, including: name, address, driver licence number, date of birth, gender, height, eye colour, licence effective date, licence expiry date, authorized instruction, air brakes, conditions effective and expiry date (if applicable), licence status, test year, date first licensed, licence class, restrictions (if any), at-fault collisions, convictions*, suspensions, disqualifications and prohibitions.
*A discharge under the Criminal Code of Canada for certain driving related offences may be treated as a conviction under the Manitoba Highway Traffic Act.
Commercial driver abstracts are typically requested to provide proof of commercial (Classes 1-4) driving experience for employment or legal purposes. It is available in Manitoba to help transportation companies evaluate the safe driving history of current or potential employees. This initiative, developed in consultation with the Manitoba trucking industry, enables the industry to manage their respective carrier safety fitness rating more effectively by providing a wider range of driver offence information.
An abstract is issued only to the driver or to someone with written permission from the driver to obtain this information.
There are three ways to request a commercial driver abstract:
There is a $10 fee for the abstract. Payment options are: certified cheque or money order payable to Manitoba Public Insurance or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). If paying by credit card, please include your card number and expiry date with your request. A request takes up to five business days to process.
If you require further information, telephone 204-985-0980, or toll-free 1-866-323-0543.
The commercial driver abstract includes all of the information on a personal driver abstract (see above), plus a five-year history of convictions under:
In addition to showing all suspensions, disqualifications, and prohibitions that are active on the day the abstract was printed, it also shows history for the following types of information:
Type of Information
Criminal Code Convictions
10 years from date of occurrence
Drive While Disqualified (HTA) Conviction
All Other Convictions (for example, HTA).
5 years from occurrence date
5 years from end date of suspension/disqualification
Roadside Breathalyzer Suspensions
5 years from end date of suspension
If circumstances warrant waiving of DSR downward movement, the at-fault collision will also be removed from the Driver Abstract.
5 years from date of accident
If available, Police Traffic Accident Reports can be obtained for $10 plus GST. They are available to the person(s) involved in the collision or to their legal representative with written authorization.
To obtain a report for a collision that occurred in Manitoba:
Download a copy of the Traffic Accident Report Request Form and fax it to 204-954-5372 or mail it to:Manitoba Public InsuranceDriver Records and SuspensionsBox 6300Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A4
Payment options are: certified cheque or money order payable to Manitoba Public Insurance or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Personal cheques are accepted if you are currently a Manitoba Public Insurance customer. If paying by credit card, please include your card number, expiry date and signature with your request. If you require further information, call 204-985-0988 or 1-866-323-0543 (toll-free).
If your collision was reported to Winnipeg Police Service, you can also contact the Winnipeg Police Records and Management Division at 204-986-6073 or 204-986-6074 for a copy of the Traffic Accident Report.
Claims experience is your history of any at-fault claims made to MPI within the last 10 years. Most out-of-province insurers will request your claims experience (and often your driver abstract) to determine your eligibility for a reduction in insurance premiums. The cost is $15.
To arrange for a claims experience letter using VISA or MasterCard, call our Contact Centre at 204-985-7000 or toll free 1-800-665-2410. You can also visit an MPI Service Centre in person to request and receive your letter, or mail in your payment (certified cheque or money order) to:
Manitoba Public InsuranceBasic Autopac Special Services510-234 Donald StreetBox 6300 Winnipeg, MBR3C 4A4