The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS) was one of five State Highway Safety Offices to receive a grant from GHSA and ride-hailing company Lyft to prevent impaired driving during the 2019 holiday season. With its grant, MeBHS integrated Lyft ride credits into the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national enforcement campaign.
As drug-impaired driving continues to be a growing issue on our roads, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Director and GHSA Secretary Lauren Stewart explains the challenges of assessing drivers impaired by multiple legal or illegal substances.
Story by David Charns
June 5, 2019
Like many states, Maine is facing a growing concern about drug-impaired driving. Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Director and GHSA Secretary Lauren Stewart addresses the challenge of poly-drug use.
Story by Marissa Bodnar
May 6, 2019
In 2018, Maine saw 33 fewer fatalities than the year prior. Acknowledging the work that remains to reach zero, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Director Lauren Stewart speaks to the factors helping reduce fatalities.
January 1, 2019
Authorizes AV testing with a human operator.
Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16. $25 fine for a second or subsequent violation.
Helmets required for riders licensed less than one year as well as for all passengers under 18. Universal helmet law repealed 1977.
Checkpoints are conducted. Their legality is upheld under federal Constitution.
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle
Provisions for Mature Drivers
65 and over: renewal every 4 years
40-61: vision test at every other renewal
62 and over: vision test at every renewal