Driver Education

In-Class Training

The Classroom curriculum consists of 34 hours of instruction, covering the following topics:

  • The Highway Transportation System
  • Traffic & Roadway Conditions
  • Signs, Signals and Markings
  • Winter and Gravel Challenges
  • Right-of-Way
  • Sharing the Roadway
  • Safe Driving Practices
  • Crashes and Injury Prevention
  • Driving Emergencies
  • Driver Condition and Fitness
  • Legal Awareness
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Preparing to Drive
  • Planning a Trip
  • Knowing your Vehicle
  • Novice Drivers
  • Basic Maneuvers
  • Choices and Consequences
  • Maneuvering Skills
  • Emergency Situations
  • Defensive Driving
  • Becoming Part of the Solution
  • Maintaining Safe Space
  • Vehicles Systems

In-Class Evaluation

Students are required to achieve a minimum 70 per cent classroom average to successfully complete the in-class portion of Driver Education. This average is derived from the following:

  • Two classroom tests – each worth 35 per cent.
  • Classroom assignments and groups activities – worth 20 per cent.
  • Student participation – worth 10 per cent.
  • Students are required to satisfactorily complete all classroom tests, projects and assignments.

Class 5 Learner’s Licence Knowledge Test

Students have one opportunity to write the Class 5 Learner’s Licence Knowledge Test in their Driver Education classroom.

Knowledge Test dates for fall courses offered in rural Manitoba schools are subject to change.