Maine Teens May Face Tough New License Requirements

By CLARKE CANFIELD | January 30, 2012

If teenagers think it’s tough to get a driver’s license now, just wait.

Maine’s secretary of state is spearheading an effort to develop new rules that would make it harder and more time-consuming for teenagers to get their licenses. Some of the rules could be in place by the end of March.

Proposals under consideration include increasing the number of hours teens must spend behind the wheel to get an intermediate license, setting an earlier curfew for when they must be off the road, and doubling the time they hold an intermediate license before they can get an unrestricted license.

Secretary of State Charlie Summers says the goal is to make roads safer for everyone.

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