DMV Point System in Maine
Driving Record Points in Maine
"Points" are demerits placed against your Maine driver's license every time you're convicted of certain traffic violations. The severity of your traffic violation will dictate how many points you'll receive on your driving record.
For specific details about the actions taken against your driver's license and the details of your driving record, please contact the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office.
If you've received a demerit point driver's license suspension in Maine, you are entitled to ask for a hearing. The Maine BMV will give you a chance to tell your side, and you may be represented by an attorney.
After hearing your case, the hearing office can then continue, modify, or rescind the initial action. If you don't like that result, you can appeal the decision to the superior court.
To learn more about demerit point suspensions you can download information from the Maine BMV website.
Can demerit points affect insurance rates? Yes, in some cases. It depends on the insurance company and whether they obtain demerit point standings on drivers insured by the company. Some companies do, while others simply keep track of your traffic convictions and apply their own demerit point systems.
The following are some violations that can lead to driving record points in Maine:
- Driving on the wrong side of the road.
- Driving the wrong way on one-way street.
- Illegal transportation, possession, or consumption of liquor in a motor vehicle by a minor.
- Illegal transportation of drugs in a motor vehicle by a minor.
- Improper passing.
- Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
- Operating beyond your driver's license restrictions.
- Operating without a valid driver's license (traffic infraction).
- Operating without corrective lenses, if they required.
- Passing on a curve or hill.
- Passing on the right.
- Passing on the wrong side.
- Using false ID to obtain liquor.
- Violating the "Do Not Pass" rule.
- Violation of an instruction permit restrictions.
- Operating a motorcycle beyond restriction.
- Excessive acceleration.
- Failure to keep right.
- Failure to return to the right.
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian.
- Failure to give way to another vehicle.
- Failure to obey a stop sign.
- Failure to stop at red light.
- Failure to yield right of way.
- Imprudent driving.
- Operating with an obstructed view.
- Crossover violation.
- Displaying a blue light.
- Displaying a red light.
- Excessive noise.
- Failure to dim headlights.
- Failure to signal.
- Failure to obey a traffic island.
- Failure to reduce speed for a grade or curve.
- Following too closely.
- Illegal left turn.
- Illegal right turn.
- Illegal U-turn.
- Impeding the flow of traffic.
- Improper turn.
- Lane conviction.
- Obstructing the flow of traffic.
- Obstructing traffic.
- Operating a motor vehicle without tail lights.
- Operating a motor vehicle without lights.
- Driving slower than the posted minimum speed.
- Squealing tires.
- Operating a trailer without lights.
Whenever you need or want to check the status of your Maine driver’s license, you can order a driving record report.