Understanding the MPI driving test so you can increase your odds of passing
The ultimate goal of a Manitoba driver is to get their full stage Class 5 licence. With this licence, you’re entitled to drive a passenger vehicle, truck, moped, and bus (not carrying passengers). But to get to that full licence, you need to pass through the Manitoba Graduated Drivers Licensing program.
This requires passing a knowledge test to get your learner’s licence. Then you’ll need to complete the Learner stage, which is a minimum of nine months followed by an MPI road test. If you’re successful in the MPI road test, then you can move forward to complete the mandatory minimum of 15 months in the Intermediate Stage of the Manitoba graduated license program.
The 30-minute Class 5 MPI knowledge test comprises 30 multiple choice questions administered via computer. It’ll test your knowledge of the Manitoba traffic laws, your recognition of road signs, and your understanding of safe driving practices. All this information is available in the Manitoba Driver’s Handbook.
Apart from the high failure rate of the driving test, you’ll need to wait seven days and pay again before you can do a re-sit if you’re in the GDL program.
With this in mind, you need to get actual practice in to ensure you have a strong chance of passing the MPI driving test.