Intermediate/Provisional Suspensions

AGES 15-18
A license issued to a person under the age of 18 is an intermediate license for 270 days, which includes several restrictions on operation. If the holder of an intermediate license is convicted of violating one of those restrictions, the intermediate license restrictions will be extended for an additional period of 270 days from the date of the infraction. The additional period of restriction may extend beyond the licensee's 18th birthday. Additionally, an intermediate license suspension will be imposed.

  • First violation: 60-day license suspension,
  • Second violation: 180-day suspension,
  • Third or subsequent violation: 1-year suspension.

Depending on the violation, additional requirements may also be imposed prior to a suspension being restored, such as:

  • An approved driver traffic offender program that meets Maine's Motor Vehicle restoration requirements (Upon completion of a course you will need a copy of the course completion certificate to submit to the Secretary of State for restoration of your driving privileges).
  • $200.00 reinstatement fee
  • Written and road re-examination
  • Community service if imposed by the court

Note: Additionally the operator's license is considered a provisional license for two years following initial issuance. During the provisional license period, the intermediate license restrictions apply for the first 270 days and additionally a conviction for any moving violation will result in license suspension, as outlined in the "Ages 18-21" section.

AGES 18-21
The first license issued to a new applicant under 21 years of age is a juvenile provisional license for a period of two years. If you are a juvenile provisional license holder and are within the first two years of your license, a conviction for any moving violation will result in the following suspensions:

  • First violation: 30-day suspension
  • Second violation: 180-day suspension
  • Third and subsequent violation: 1-year suspension

Depending on the violation, additional requirements may be imposed prior to a suspension being restored, such as:

  • An approved driver traffic offender program that meets Maine's Motor Vehicle restoration requirements (Upon completion of a course you will need a copy of the course completion certificate to submit to the Secretary of State for restoration of your driving privileges).
  • $200.00 reinstatement fee
  • Written and road re-examination
  • Community service if imposed by the court

AGES 21+
The first license issued to a new applicant 21 years of age or older is a provisional license for a period of one year. If you are a provisional license holder and are within the first year of your license, a conviction for any moving violation will result in the following suspensions:

  • First violation: 30-day suspension
  • Second violation: 180-day suspension
  • Third and subsequent violation: 1-year suspension

Depending on the violation, additional requirements may be imposed prior to a suspension being restored, such as:

  • An approved driver traffic offender program that meets Maine's Motor Vehicle restoration requirements (Upon completion of a course you will need a copy of the course completion certificate to submit to the Secretary of State for restoration of your driving privileges).
  • $200.00 reinstatement fee
  • Written and road re-examination
  • Community service if imposed by the court