Like most other states, Maine has two types of speeding laws: “absolute speeding limits” and a “basic speeding law.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of each type of violation.
Maine uses a point system to identify reckless or negligent driver drivers. Under that system each point serves as a demerit and a driver with 12 demerit points within a one year period may have his or her license suspended for up to 15 days.
Maine’s distracted driving laws prohibit text messaging for all drivers and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. Read about the laws' specifics, including the penalties for a texting or cellphone ticket.
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Maine, you’ll likely face fines and demerit points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Maine requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
Maine has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates Maine’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: Maine Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height