Maine has a law that requires a 3-step graduated drivers licensing system for new drivers who are under 18 years of age. The law includes restrictions for drivers under 21 years of age. The law is intended to allow Maine’s young people to develop valuable driving skills under lower risk conditions.
A person who is issued a license under the age of 18 will receive an “Intermediate License” which prohibits the licensee from the following:
A. Carrying passengers other than immediate family members (grandparent; stepgrandparent; parent; stepparent; spouse; child; stepchildren; brother; sister; stepbrother; stepsister) unless accompanied by a licensed operator who meets the requirements of Title 29-A, 1304, subsection 1, paragraph E. For the purpose of this paragraph, “immediate family member” includes the following when living with the immediate family:
For the purpose of this paragraph, someone who is “deployed for military service” has been assigned to active military duty with the state military forces, as defined in Title 37-B, section 102 or the United States Armed Forces including the National Guard and Reserves, whether pursuant to orders of the Governor or the President of the United States, when the duty assignment is in a combat theater, in an area where armed conflict is taking place or in an area away from a person’s normal duty station;
B. Operating a motor vehicle between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.; or
C. Operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile telephone.
Source: Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles