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Some sample questions when preparing for your written test.
(Refer to your Manitoba Drivers Handbook for answers)


1. Pedestrians using guide dogs or carrying white canes:
a. must be given the right-of-way at all times
b. must be given the right-of-way at corners only
c. must be told when to cross the street

2. Two of these seeing habits are recommended for safe driving. Which one is NOT recommended:
a. Turn your head before you turn the steering wheel
b. Keep your eyes moving
c. Fix your eyes on the car ahead

3. A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means that you must:
a. Stop before entering when safe to do so
b. Slow down before entering
c. Wait for the green light

4. Before changing lanes in traffic, you should:
a. Give a signal and look in your rear-view mirrors
b. Look over your shoulder to make sure the blind
spot is clear
c. Do both of the above

5. You must look for bicycle riders in the same lanes used by motor vehicles because they:
a. Must ride facing oncoming traffic
b. Are entitled to share the road with you
c. Always have the right-of-way

6. You are permitted to open your door on the traffic side:
a. Only when it is safe
b. At all times while parked
c. To leave but not to enter your car

7. Using the unpaved shoulder of the road to pass to the right of a car ahead of you is:
a. permitted if you are turning right
b. Against the law
c. Permitted if car ahead is turning left

8. You must always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because they:
a. Never have the right-of-way
b. Are always driven too fast
c. Are hard to see

9. Which of the following separates traffic moving in opposite directions?:
a. Solid lines
b. Broken lines
c. Yellow lines

10. When you come to a stop sign you should:
a. Slow down, and stop if necessary
b. Stop, unless nothing is coming
c. Stop completely before proceeding when safe to do so

11. When backing a passenger car out of a parking space, you should always:
a. Rely on your rear-view mirror only
b. Look back over your shoulder
c. Blow your horn

12. Flashing red lights on a stopped school bus usually mean:
a. Stop first, then proceed when safe
b. You must stop if following the bus, but not if
the bus is going in the oppisite direction
c. Stop as long as the red lights flash

13. A good safety rule, when you are sure you have the legal right-of-way, is to:
a. Always take it
b. Never insist on it
c. Always let the other driver have it

14. When another car tries to pass you on a two-way road, you should NEVER:
a. Stay at your speed
b. Slow down
c. Speed up

15. You may cross over a double line on the road to pass another car if the line on your side of the road is:
a. Solid white
b. Solid yellow
c. Broken

16. It is definitely illegal to drive when your blood alcohol concentration is:
a. .05%
b. .01%
c. .08% or more

17. Seat belts properly worn will:
a. Prevent accidents
b. Keep you from moving your body
c. Reduce the risk of injury

18. When you see a emergency vehicle approaching from behind you should:
a. Speed up to clear traffic
b. Drive slowly in the right lane until it has passed
c. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop


1. When turning left on a green light, you should:
a. stop, look and then go
b. keep going without hesitating
c. yield the right-of-way to the oncoming traffic
d. wait for the arrow

2. A green arrow with a red light means:
a. there will be some other possible movement at the intersection
b. you must stop first before going in the direction of the arrow
c. there will be no other green light

3. After parking the car, you should:
a. get out the passengerÆs side of the car
b. look behind you before opening the driverÆs side door
c. sound your horn before opening the door

4. It is illegal to park near a fire hydrant:
a. within 3 meters
b. within 5 meters
c. within 10 meters

5. When drowsiness or fatigue occurs while driving, you should:
a. get the needed rest before continuing your journey
b. close your eyes
c. sing to yourself
d. listen to the radio

6. You are allowed to take a left turn on a red light:
a. always
b. when turning from one two-way street to another two-way
c. after making a complete stop from a two-way street
d. from one one-way street to another one-way street

7. When a tire blowout occurs:
a. stay on the road and keep going to the nearest service station
b. pump your brakes hard
c. hold steering wheel firmly and brake only when the speed is sufficiently reduced

8. Minimum age in Manitoba to get a drivers licence is:
a. 14
b. 16
c. 18
d. 20

9. You should report any change of address within:
a. 15 days
b. 20 days
c. 30 days
d. anytime

10. You must have your headlights turned on:
a. always
b. in the evening
c. half hour before sunset until half hour after sunrise

11. Traffic lights are in the following order:
a. red on top, green in the middle and amber at the bottom
b. red, amber and green from top to bottom
c. green, amber and red
d. red, green and red

12. You may pass a school bus:
a. on the left side only
b. when safe and the red lights are not flashing
c. never
d. anytime when safe

13. When you approach a pedestrian cross walk with a pedestrian waiting to cross:
a. yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian
b. run him over
c. keep going unless the pedestrian has already stepped on to the road
d. sound your horn to warn the pedestrian

14. When making a right turn, you should turn:
a. from the extreme right lane to the right lane
b. from the second lane to the right lane
c. from the left lane to the left lane
d. from the right lane to the extreme left lane

15. When making a left turn, you should:
a. always turn before the center of the intersection
b. turn around the center of the intersection
c. turn into the farthest lane
d. always stop before making the turn

16. U-turns are permitted:
a. upon a curve
b. where signs prohibit them
c. only when safe and no signs prohibit them
17. In seconds, the following distance under ideal conditions should be at least:
a. 1 second
b. 2 seconds
c. 3 seconds
d. 4 seconds

18. Hand signal for turning right is:
a. left hand down
b. left hand up
c. right hand up
d. left hand swung out to the right

19. When parking uphill without a curb, your wheels should be:
a. turned right
b. turned left
c. straight
d. removed

20. It is illegal to park within:
a. 3 meters of a traffic light
b. 9 meters of a traffic light
c. 30 meters of a traffic light
d. 100 meters of a traffic light


1. You are approaching a stop sign with a sidewalk, you should:
a. stop just before the stop sign
b. stop just before the sidewalk
c. stop just before the intersection

2. A car is approaching from your right side at an uncontrolled intersection, you should:
a. yield the right-of-way to the other vehicle
b. keep going
c. slow down and then proceed

3. A vehicle approaches you from your right after you have made a complete stop:
a. proceed with caution
b. let the other vehicle go first
c. let all the vehicles go first

4. You may exceed the posted speed limit when:
a. conditions permit
b. in case of emergency
c. never

5. A yellow line:
a. means you may pass
b. divides the traffic in the opposite directions
c. divides the traffic in the same direction
d. means no passing permitted

6. At a yield sign:
a. you must come to a complete stop
b. you keep going without hesitating
c. slow down and yield the right-of-way to the traffic
7. In the city, you should signal:
a. 30 meters before your intention to turn
b. 60 meters before you turn
c. 90 meters before you turn

8. Under foggy conditions, you should:
a. turn off the headlights
b. use low beam headlights
c. use high beam headlights

9. When following another vehicle, you should:
a. stay back at least 10 meters
b. stay back 15 meters
c. leave a gap of at least 4 seconds

10. On icy road your car starts to skid, you should:
a. steer in the direction on the skid
b. brake hard
c. let go of the steering wheel

11. At night, when approaching another vehicle;
a. sound your horn
b. look straight ahead
c. look towards the right edge of the road, away from the lights

12. A flashing red light means;
a. slow down and proceed with caution
b. stop
c. stop, and then proceed when safe to do so

13. Maximum speed limit in the urban(city) area is:
a. 30 k.m.h.
b. 50 k.m.h.
c. 90 k.m.h.

14. You may turn right on red light:
a. always
b. on one way streets only
c. whenever traffic permits
d. after making a complete stop and only if it is clear and there
is no sign prohibiting it