Maine Online Driver Education

Learn the rules of the road with DriverEdToGo. We make earning your license EASY!

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This online driver education course is not timed.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% or better.


After you complete the course, we will send you a certificate of completion; however, it will not satisfy your state’s permit or licensing requirements and is intended for your records only.


  1. 1
    1.1 Course Description
    1.2 Welcome
    1.3 Account Navigation
    1.4 Course Objectives
    1.5 Important Reminder
    1.6 Course Requirements
  2. 2
    2.1 Preparing to Drive: Your Vehicle
    2.2 Vehicle Safety Matters
    2.3 Safety Equipment: Interior
    2.4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
    2.5 Safety Equipment: Exterior
    2.6 Equipment Not Permitted
    2.7 Carbon Monoxide
    2.8 Vehicle Safety Maintenance
    2.9 Bumper Height Requirements
    2.10 Trailers, Towing, and Load
    2.11 Chapter Review
  3. 3
    3.1 Preparing to Drive: You the Driver
    3.2 Physical Conditions
    3.3 Drowsy Driving
    3.4 Emotions & Stress
    3.5 Road Rage
    3.6 Distracted Driving
    3.7 Characteristics of a Good Driver
    3.8 The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
    3.9 Chapter Review
  4. 4
    4.1 Alcohol, Drugs & the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
    4.2 The Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability
    4.3 The Effects of Drugs on Driving Ability
    4.4 Other Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
    4.5 The Price of Driving Under the Influence
    4.6 Ending Up Addicted
    4.7 Preventing Impaired Driving
    4.8 Chapter Review
  5. 5
    5.1 Traffic Controls
    5.2 Traffic Control Signals
    5.3 Pavement Markings: Lines and Lanes
    5.4 Crosswalks & Other Pavement Markings
    5.5 Traffic Signs Colors and Shapes
    5.6 Regulatory Signs
    5.7 Warning Signs
    5.8 School Zones
    5.9 Railroad Crossings & Drawbridges
    5.10 Construction & Maintenance Zones
    5.11 Chapter Review
  6. 6
    6.1 Driving Safely
    6.2 Basic Control Tasks: Starting
    6.3 Basic Control Tasks: Vehicle Operation
    6.4 Speed & Speed Limits
    6.5 Braking Distance
    6.6 Safe Following Distances
    6.7 Right-of-Way
    6.8 Intersections
    6.9 Making Turns
    6.10 Passing & Being Passed
    6.11 Parking
    6.12 Chapter Review
  7. 7
    7.1 Expressway Driving
    7.2 Introduction to Expressways
    7.3 Expressways: Entering & Merging
    7.4 Expressways: Lane Management
    7.5 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    7.6 Expressways: Exiting
    7.7 Chapter Review
  8. 8
    8.1 Sharing The Road
    8.2 Vulnerable Road Users
    8.3 Sharing the Road with Pedestrians
    8.4 Sharing the Road with Bicycles
    8.5 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    8.6 Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
    8.7 Sharing the Road with Other Vehicles
    8.8 Chapter Review
  9. 9
    9.1 Preventing and Handling Accidents
    9.2 Defensive Driving
    9.3 Escape Techniques
    9.4 Vehicle Emergencies
    9.5 Special Driving Situations
    9.6 Your Responsibilities After a Crash
    9.7 Chapter Review
  10. 10
    10.1 Your Driving Privilege
    10.2 Insurance Laws
    10.3 Graduated Licensing
    10.4 Motorcycle Licensing
    10.5 Losing Your License
    10.6 Chapter Review
  11. 11
    11.1 Road Trips and Vehicle Tips
    11.2 The Highway Transportation System
    11.3 Planning a Trip
    11.4 Using Maps
    11.5 Energy Efficiency
    11.6 Chapter Review
  12. 12
    12.1 Final Exam
    12.2 Final Exam Instructions


Maine Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

Welcome to, 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 drivers.

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
  • Proof of residency
  • The driver education completion certificate
  • Your original birth certificate as notarized copies are unacceptable
  • A fee of $35, payable to the Secretary of State

Once you have taken the aforementioned materials to your local Maine BMV, you have to pass the Maine written exam and vision test. Passing earns you a Maine instruction permit. Your learner’s permit allows you to practice driving with a licensed 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 24 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.

  • Hold the Maine learner’s permit for a period of 6 months in good standing
  • Log at least 70 hours of driving; 10 hours of practice must be done at night

If you have met all the requirements mentioned above, you can simply head to your local BMV and take the 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

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, and 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 the suspension of your Maine driver license.
Upon your first conviction of a Maine OUI (with a BAC of .08) with no aggravating factors, you will face the penalties below:

  • Suspension of your license for 150 days
  • $500 fee

Further convictions mean increased jail time, fines, community service, license suspension or even revocation.

Maine Online Drivers Ed
Additional information about approved Maine online drivers education courses can be at the Maine DMV website.

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  • 5
    Brilliant! Everything I needed in a quick and accessible format. Not too long, not too restrictive, and very very educational! Thanks a million!
    Azad M.
  • 5
    Your course is already very well done and I found the experience enjoyable with the games, gifs and visual aids you have provided. Thank You.
    Samantha P
  • 5
    The course was easy to navigate and had a lot of information to get me started on driving. Good system of quizzes, exams, and information.
    Andy H.
  • 5
    Thanks! I learned a lot more than I did on my own. The videos and simulations made it extremely helpful and much more entertaining.
    Lydia L.