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  • Point Reduction in Maine

    If you have received a traffic ticket in Maine, then a Maine State Approved Point Reduction Course is a great way to prevent points from appearing on your driving records. I Drive Safely is a good choice for Maine Point Reduction online.

    Remove ME Driving Record Points

    Maine gives you two options for having demerit points removed from your driving record; completing a driver safety course and maintaining a clean driving record.

    For more information about your options and requirements for completing a course, please visit our Defensive Driving in Maine page.

    Maintain a Clean Driving Record

    As an incentive for maintaining a clean driving record (no convictions, suspensions, or revocations), Maine will award you a violation-free credit at the end of the calendar year. You are limited to the number of credits you receive. These violation-free credits can be used, if needed, to offset any subsequent demerit points on your driving record.

    Complete a Maine Driving Dynamics Course

    Completing a Maine Driving Dynamics Course, or a similar state-approved course, will remove demerit points from your Maine driving record.

    In most instances, it's your choice on whether to enroll, but for more severe cases, such as driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, you may be ordered to attend as a driver's license reinstatement requirement or as part of your court conviction.

    Your defensive driving course will typically cover information about:

    • Defensive driving techniques.
    • Safe driving attitudes.
    • Maine traffic laws.
    • Avoiding traffic accidents.
    • Alcohol/drug offenses and consequences.

    You may find a defensive driving course to be beneficial even if you are not eligible to take it for a point reduction, ticket dismissal, or car insurance discount. You may find that the skills and knowledge you gain during your defensive driving course will help to reduce your risk of violating traffic laws and causing accidents in the future.

    Submit Requirements to the Court

    Upon completing the course, you will need to provide the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and the court with your completion certificate. In most instances, the school will submit your completion certificate for you. Either verify this, or ask to deliver the completion certificate yourself. Points will not be removed from your driving record until the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) receives the completion certificate.

    Generally, you are limited to this point-removing option once every year.

    There are no restrictions on how many times you can attend. You are even welcome to enroll with a clean record. Completing the course with a spotless record will earn credit points against any future demerit points.

    Keep in mind that point-removal is only limited to non-commercial drivers. If you hold a commercial driver's license (CDL), you will not be able to use a defensive driving course to remove your driving record points or dismiss tickets.

    Check Your Driving Record in Maine

    After completing the course, verify whether the demerit points were removed from your driving record. Otherwise, you could have your driving privileges erroneously suspended for too many points, and/or face an unwarranted jump in your car insurance premiums.

    If you think there is an error on your driving record, you should contact the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

    Instant Maine Driving Record

    Check for tickets, violations, and confirm your drivers license status with a instant self-check driving record. Each record may include suspensions, points, classifications, vital data, endorsements, expiration and driving status.

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