Maine Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses
Welcome to DriverEdToGo.com, the most popular driver education provider in Maine. The entire course is available online and offers everything you need to earn your DMV learner’s permit.
- Take the course in multiple settings
- Your certificate is processed on the same day of completion
- Pay only if you stay
- You have access to an audio narration of the course
- Qualify for lower and affordable insurance rates
- 24-7 customer care and technical support
Maine Online Drivers Education and Licensing Procedures
Congratulations on the first step of the application process for your first Maine driver’s license or Maine learner’s permit. We also have a graduated driver license program for teen drives. There are several factors you need to have in mind when making an application for your Maine driving license so that it goes as smoothly as possible.
Maine Instructional Permit and Maine Learner’s Permit
Once you turn 15, you are eligible to apply for a Maine instruction permit after completing a Maine approved driver education course. The process involves going to your local Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and presenting the following:
- The completed application
- Two forms of identification
- The driver education completion certificate
- Your original birth certificate as notarized copies are unacceptable
- A fee of $10, payable to the Secretary of State
Once you have taken the aforementioned materials to your local Maine BMV, you have to pass a Maine written exam and vision testing. Passing earns you a Maine instruction permit. Your learner’s permit allows you to practice driving with another driver who is at least 20 years of age and has held a license for no less than 2 years. This Maine instruction permit has a validity period of 18 months. After having your learner permit for 6 months, you will be good for the next step in the Maine Graduated License Program.
The Maine Intermediate Driver’s License
In order to start an application for your Maine intermediate driver’s license, you need to follow a few Maine State requirements before heading to your local BMV.
- Have held your Maine learner’s permit for a period of not less than 6 months in good standing
- 5 hours of practice must be done at night
- Log at least 35 hours of driving
If you have met all the requirements mentioned above, you can simply head to your local BMV and take the dreaded road exam. Passing the test earns you the Maine intermediate driver’s license. This means that you can drive but with a few restrictions until you have held your Maine intermediate driver’s license for 180 days in good standing.
Maine Teen Driver License Restrictions and Penalties
Your Maine intermediate driver’s license comes with several restrictions you need to keep in mind:
- You are only allowed to carry passengers who are members of your family unless accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 20 years and has held a driver’s license in good standing for 2 years
- Driving from 12AM to 5AM is not permitted
- Using a cell phone while driving is prohibited
If you drive without an incident for 180 days, congratulations as you can then be issued a full Maine driver’s license.
Maine Auto Insurance Maine Financial Responsibility Laws
Upon receiving your Maine driver’s license, you are ready to drive subject to a few responsibilities. Any vehicle that is registered in Maine must be covered by liability insurance for which the minimum requirements for coverage is:
- $50,000 per person for bodily injury
- $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
- $25,000 for property damage
- $2,000 for mandatory coverage of medical payments
Driving without Maine mandatory liability insurance could lead to suspension of your Maine learner’s permit or Maine intermediate driver’s license. You could also be fined.
Maine Drunk Driving, Cell Phone, and Text Messaging Laws
Maine has a zero tolerance law on drunk driving, text messaging or the use of a cell phone while driving. If you are under 21 and caught with a Blood Alcohol content of .02, you are subject to stiff fines in addition to suspension of your Maine driver’s license.
Upon your first conviction of a Maine DUI (.08), you will face the penalties below:
- A jail sentence of up to 30 days
- Suspension of your license for 90 days
- $500 fee
Further convictions mean increased jail time, fines, community service, license suspension or even revocation.
Currently, Maine does not allow teen drivers with a Maine instruction license, learner’s license, or intermediate license to use cell phones while driving.
Maine Online Drivers Ed
Additional information about approved Maine online drivers education courses can be at the Maine DMV website.