In general, SUVs are considered passenger cars. However, if the total weight of the motor vehicle and trailer exceeds 10,000 pounds of actual weight or if the combined gross weight of the SUV and trailer exceeds 10,000 pounds; and the vehicle is used for commercial purposes, the driver and the vehicle are subject to the safety requirements of the road carrier, regardless of the type of registration. Note: The Basic Driving Course (BRC) is the 15-hour motorcycle practical course and is the only acceptable course to forego the motorcycle road test. B. U.S. passport or passport card C. Foreign Consular Birth Report, Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate D. Certificate of Naturalization, E. Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Citizen Identity Card, U.S. Resident Identity Card G. United States, H.
American Indian Card or I. Northern Mariana Identification Card. It is important for Maine drivers to remember that a driver`s license is not a fundamental “right” guaranteed in our Constitution. This is a privilege granted at the discretion of the state and can be withdrawn. In short, if you drive a motor vehicle in Maine, you automatically accept a test every time the authorities want to perform it. You will not be required to take such a test, but your driver`s license will be suspended immediately if you refuse. The suspension is carried out for a period of up to six years by the Secretary of State. It is administrative – it means that no legal action is required. In addition, the arresting police officer`s statement regarding your driving performance may result in a YES conviction, even without the breathalyzer test results to support it! The Act also requires every motor vehicle driver to undergo a chemical test to determine the concentration of the drug if there are probable reasons to believe that the driver has operated a motor vehicle under the influence of a drug other than alcohol. The administrative suspension imposed by the Secretary of State remains in effect even if you are later found innocent. And if you are found guilty based on the police officer`s testimony, your refusal to take a test will be considered an aggravating circumstance by the judge and another YES suspension will be appended, leaving you with a much longer sentence than if you had passed the test.
Keep in mind that a test can also protect you. If you are not legally intoxicated, the test will show it. The moose dead end If you see a moose standing on or near the roadway, be extremely careful, especially during the mating season, from August to October. The choice of gears depends on the power and speed you need for different driving tasks. First gear gives the power needed to set a car in motion. With second gear, you can drive 15 to 25 miles per hour, depending on engine power and whether the transmission is 3, 4 or 5 speed. You can also use second gear to start on ice or drive in heavy snowfall. Third gear, in 3-speed cars, is typically used for all speeds above 25 miles per hour. If one car has a 4- or 5-speed gearbox and a small engine, the third is used at speeds of up to 30 or 40 miles per hour. Use fourth gear to drive at over 35 mph on a flat road. If you`re driving uphill, you may need to reach 40 mph or more before shifting into fourth or fifth gear. There are many reasons to downshift: gain power, accelerate, steer efficiently, slow down the car on a slope (except when the road is slippery), slow down or stop.
To move up a gear, follow these steps: If you park on the right side of the road, look over your left shoulder (not through your rearview mirror) after starting your engine. If the path is clear, give a suitable signal, as you would when turning left, then drive slowly on the road and enter the right lane as soon as possible. Do the same from the left sidewalk, except look over your right shoulder. Regardless of the type of road or position, always make sure that the lane you will enter is free of traffic for a safe distance. Any caravan with a living area must be registered as a motorized caravan. Motorhomes are subject to municipal excise duty. The licence or privilege to use a person convicted of escaping a police officer, crossing a roadblock or street racing may be suspended for up to 90 days. Anyone convicted of driving after suspension may have their licence suspended for a period of 60 days.
Individuals convicted of the following offences may have their licence revoked for a period of 30 days: Flaggers: Flaggers wear high-visibility vests, shirts or jackets and use a stop/slow paddle and hand signals to control traffic in the work zone. As a general rule, a flag is placed at each end of the work zone to allow the two directions of traffic to pass alternately beyond the work zone. Be patient and always obey their signals. They usually wear orange vests, shirts or jackets and use red flags or paddles to safely direct traffic through the work zone and allow workers or construction vehicles to cross the road. It is very important to be patient and obey their signals. Stay away from the brakes. If you brake hard, your wheels lock and it makes skidding worse. Turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the car to go. This lines the front of the car with the rear. Go back the other way.
Once the car starts to straighten, turn the wheel in the other direction so as not to turn too far. If you do not turn the wheel over, you start a new skid. Continue to correct your direction left and right until you are completely recovered from the skid. Look for something that stops you. If you can`t control your car on a slippery surface, try to find something that holds you back. Try to get a wheel on dry pavement or on the side of the road, or drive slowly in a snow bank or bushes. An applicant who makes a false statement under this Act makes a material misrepresentation of the facts described in section 2103 of section 2103 of section 2103 of section 29-A of SARM and will be liable to penalties under this Act. You may not obtain or renew a driver`s license or driver`s license unless you provide valid, acceptable proof of legal presence in the United States. To provide proof of legal presence, you must provide a legible, unexpired and valid document from the list as follows: A. Birth certificate – must be a certified copy from a State vital statistics office or equivalent body indicating that the person was born in: Traffic experts studied road conditions, traffic and road accidents, to decide on an appropriate speed limit. It is illegal to exceed the specified speed limit. Highway racing and reckless driving are not allowed.
Maine law also states that you should not drive so slow enough as to interfere with normal, reasonable traffic unless a reduced speed is required for safety reasons. Some roads may have minimum speed limits. They must not pass if a yellow NO PASSING ZONE sign appears on the left of the road or if a white rectangular (regulatory) DO NOT EXCEED sign appears on the right of the road. 6. There is a place in front of us where deer often cross the road. Roadside Inspection Information It is the inspector`s responsibility to make an impartial decision covering all stages of the roadside check. During the roadside inspection, the inspector will observe and assess your ability to drive and control a motor vehicle with sufficient skill and knowledge to be a safe and competent driver on Maine State highways, whether you are driving forward or backward, maintaining your correct lane position, whether you turn left or right or drive straight. You will also be evaluated on how you observe and react to other road users and pedestrians, as well as on traffic signs, signals and conditions. You will not be asked to do anything extraordinary or illegal. The reason for withdrawing the driving test may vary depending on road conditions, traffic, and the applicant`s judgment and ability to deal with situations as they arise, as well as driving habits. Intersections.
Do not walk past where someone is likely to enter or cross the road. Overtaking is dangerous at intersections, intersections, crossings and entrances to shopping malls. As you pass, your view of people, cars or trains will be blocked by the car you pass by. One of life`s great journeys is getting our first driver`s license. It represents a milestone in independence; With the invention of the automobile, the ability to drive a motor vehicle represents the greatest degree of freedom, flexibility and mobility in human history.