Maine Revised Statutes

§1351. Driver education

1. Driver education required for certain minors.  Except to operate a moped only, a license may not be issued to a person under 18 years of age unless that person presents a certificate of successful completion of an approved driver education course and examination. The requirement of completion of an approved driver education course may be waived for a person who holds a valid driver's license from another jurisdiction.
[ 1999, c. 470, §20 (AMD) .]
2. Approved course.  An approved driver education course is a course given by a:
A. Public secondary school; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Private secondary school approved for attendance purposes by the Commissioner of Education; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. Career and technical education center or a career and technical education region; or [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF); 2003, c. 545, §5 (REV).]
D. Person licensed by the Secretary of State. [1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §37 (AFF); 1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §35 (RPR).]
[ 1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §35 (AMD); 1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §37 (AFF); 2003, c. 545, §5 (REV) .]
3. Certificate.  A successful course completion certificate may be issued if the course meets the standards adopted by the Secretary of State. A certificate may not be issued to a person who was not at least 15 years of age when beginning the course.
[ 1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §37 (AFF); 1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §36 (RPR) .]
4. Requirements.  A driver education course approved under this subchapter must include instruction that imparts the understanding and skills necessary to operate a motor vehicle safely in a situation in which a motorcycle or vulnerable user is sharing the road with that motor vehicle.
[ 2015, c. 164, §2 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 402, §A47 (AMD). 1995, c. 505, §§12,13 (AMD). 1995, c. 505, §22 (AFF). 1997, c. 393, §§A35,36 (AMD). 1997, c. 393, §A37 (AFF). 1997, c. 737, §6 (AMD). 1999, c. 470, §20 (AMD). 2003, c. 183, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 545, §5 (REV). 2015, c. 164, §2 (AMD).