Maine Revised Statutes

§2902-G. Discounted premiums for older drivers

1. Discount; accident prevention course required.  Any rates, rating schedules or rating manuals for the liability, personal injury protection and collision coverages of a motor vehicle insurance policy submitted to or filed with the bureau must provide for an appropriate discount in premium charges for such coverages for a 3-year period when the principal operator of the covered vehicle is an insured 55 years of age or older who successfully completes a motor vehicle accident prevention course approved by the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Highway Safety.
[ 2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Condition.  The premium reduction required by subsection 1 is effective for a 3-year period after an insured 55 years of age or older successfully completes an approved motor vehicle accident prevention course, except that the insurer may require, as a condition of providing and maintaining the discount, that for a 3-year period after the course is completed:
A. The insured or a member of the insured's household insured under the policy not be involved in an accident for which the insured is at fault; [2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW).]
B. The insured or a member of the insured's household insured under the policy not have committed a moving violation as defined in Title 29-A, section 101, subsection 44; or [2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW).]
C. The insured or a member of the insured's household insured under the policy not be subject to a driver's license suspension. [2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Qualification; certificate.  An organization offering an approved motor vehicle accident prevention course used to qualify for the premium discount required by subsection 1 shall issue a certificate to a person who successfully completes the course.
[ 2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Application.  An insured is not eligible for the premium discount under subsection 1 when the insured is required by a court or other government entity to complete the approved motor vehicle accident prevention course because the insured has committed a moving violation as defined in Title 29-A, section 101, subsection 44.
[ 2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Eligibility.  An insured must pass an approved motor vehicle accident prevention course every 3 years to continue to be eligible for the premium discount.
[ 2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 130, §1 (NEW).

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