Point Reduction in Maine
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.
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.Other Topics in This Section