SR22 Insurance in Maine

SR22 Insurance in Maine

Maine DUI Law and OUI Law

Under Maine driving laws, it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC limit above the stated limit. BAC stands for blood alcohol content. The following are limits set by law:

All Drivers – BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
Minor Drivers (under age 21) – Zero Tolerance
Commercial Drivers – BAC LIMIT = 0.04%

When Does Maine State Require Drivers to Carry SR22 Insurance?

In addition to not properly insuring a vehicle, some other situations leading to suspension or revocation of a driver’s license and the requirement for SR22 insurance are:

  • Child support or neglect cases
  • Legal judgments
  • Refusal to take a breath or blood test
  • DUI or DWI offenses
  • Uninsured auto collisions
  • Multiple driving offenses against a driver’s DMV record

If you are under the age of 21 operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol your license will be suspended for a minimum of 1 year. There is a zero tolerance policy which means any alcohol found in your system is considered an OUI. Be sure not to drive if you have taken medication such as cold medicine which can contain a small amount of alcohol.

2010 Maine DUI Laws

Maine House Bill 1137– Ignition   Interlock Devices

Any person who has committed their 2nd or 3rd offense for driving under the influence may apply for early termination of a license suspension. Conditions apply such as meeting a specified date of the offense and installing an ignition interlock device on the vehicle operated by the person.

Maine Ignition Interlock Device Program

Ignition interlock devices must be installed on any vehicle operated by   anyone who has been convicted of certain alcohol-related offenses. This device detects alcohol on breath and is installed on a motor vehicle. It will prevent an alcohol-impaired person from starting the vehicle and may require random tests to be completed during a drive.

For more information regarding Maine Ignition Interlock Device call:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Driver License Services   Division
29 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0029
(207) 624-9000 ext. 52104
TTY: 877-456-8195

Approved Ignition Interlock Device Installers: