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ME DMV driver's license

Whether rocking a lobster or cruising Acadia, you’ll need a license to operate a motor vehicle so you can drive around in Maine. Learners should know the stats -- almost 50% of test takers fail on their first try. But if you use the tools we have collected here, you’ll be sure you have the answers to succeed. If you want to drive a school bus through Portland, or a chopper down the coast to check out some lighthouses, we’ve got you covered with DMV practice tests for motorcyclists and those seeking commercial vehicle licenses. In addition, we provide a no-nonsense approach to the logistics of visiting the DMV in ME, walking you through the process step-by-step with comprehensive directions.

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ME DMV driver's license

If you’re moving pine trees to lumber yards or bringing boys and girls to elementary schools in Bangor, you’re going to need a Maine commercial driver’s license (CDL). We have everything you need to master the exams and skills tests. A class vehicles require you to successfully finish 70 questions, B and C class are only 50, but without solid preparation, you might find yourself going back to the DMV. The fee for the license application is $34 for a 5 year term ($28 if you are over 65 for 4 years) but you also need to pony up $70 for the written exam and be prepared to have a medical certificate. And with questions covering the endorsements like passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal Skills, we’ll get you on the open road in no time.

Easy (200 questions)

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Top 100 DMV questions and Top 120 road signs (correct answers included). These printable e-books cover the most frequently asked driving test questions that you're likely to see on your knowledge test.

Hard (251 questions)

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Top 100 DMV questions and Top 120 road signs (correct answers included). These printable e-books cover the most frequently asked driving test questions that you're likely to see on your knowledge test.

Hardest (95 questions)
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Behind-the-wheel portion of the exam (124 questions)

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Maine Driver’s License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my ME Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • At what age may I apply for a Maine license?

    You must be at least 15 years old to apply for a license in Maine.
  • What documents do I need when applying for my learner’s permit in Maine?

    You will need:
    • 2 Proofs of ID
    • Proof of Maine residency
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Certificate of drivers education (if under 18 years of age)
  • Where is the nearest place to apply for a driver’s license in Maine?

    You should go to your local BMV office.
  • How do I contact a Maine BMV office?

    Here’s a list of Maine BMV offices.
  • Who should bring me for my permit test in Maine?

    If you are under 18 years of age, one of your parents will need to co-sign your Maine learners permit application form.
  • Will I have to take a physical in order to get an Maine permit?

    No physical is required, however, you there are certain physical standards you must meet. For a list of them go here.
  • Will I need a vision test when I go for my Maine driver’s license?

    Yes. The vision test will measure your vision acuity and peripheral vision.
  • Where do I get my Maine driver’s license photo taken?

    Don’t worry, your photo will be taken at the BMV office.
  • What happens after I apply for my Maine license?

    Once you’ve passed your permit test, you should be getting ready for your road test. Those under 21, must hold an instruction permit for at least 6 months. They must also get at least 35 hours of driving, including 5 hours of night driving, while accompanied by a licensed driver. If you are over 21, you must wait at least 3 months.
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Easy (125 questions)

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Hard (125 questions)
Hardest (50 questions)
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General Knowledge (330 questions)

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These printable e-books cover the most frequently asked CDL questions for every endorsement.

Hazardous Materials (HazMat) (100 questions)
School Bus (72 questions)
Passenger Vehicles (67 questions)
Air Brakes (119 questions)
Combination Vehicles (99 questions)
Double/Triple Trailers (60 questions)
Tanker Vehicles (61 questions)
Pre-Trip Inspection (60 questions)
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