Is it always legal to turn right on red?
No. Drivers must check to make sure there are no signs prohibiting a right turn on a red light at an intersection and yield to any other vehicles or pedestrians before turning right on red.
What does a flashing yellow light mean?
Flashing yellow lights warn drivers to slow down while passing construction sites or at dangerous intersections.
Is it legal to pass a vehicle that is waiting for pedestrians to cross?
No. Drivers must stop behind any vehicle that is allowing pedestrians to cross.
If two vehicles arrive at a intersection at the same time, who has the right of way?
Drivers on the right have the right of way in these situations.
Who has the right of way at a roundabout?
Drivers who are entering a roundabout must always yield to vehicles that are already in the roundabout.
How close must drivers park to the curb?
Drivers who are parallel parking must be no further away from the curb than 18 inches.
How close can drivers park to a fire hydrant?
Drivers can park no closer than 10 feet away from a fire hydrant.
How close can drivers park to a crosswalk?
Drivers can park no closer than 15 feet away from a crosswalk.
How loud can a driver have their sound system turned on?
Drivers cannot have their sound systems turned on so loudly that they can be heard from 25 feet away or further.
What is the speed limit in school zones?
Drivers may go no more than 15 miles per hour when driving past a school during operating hours.
What is the speed limit in a business area?
The maximum speed limit for drivers in a business area is 25 miles per hour.
How much should drivers slow down on wet roads?
Drivers should decrease their speed by 5 to 10 miles per hour from their normal speed if the surface is wet.
How fast is it safe to drive at night?
If there is no overhead illumination, it is not safer to drive more than 50 miles per hour on dark roads.
What shape and color are warning signs?
Almost all traffic warning signs in Maine are yellow and diamond shaped.
Is it legal to pass a stopped school bus where children are entering or exiting?
No. Drivers must stop behind or in front of a school bus whenever children are entering or exiting.
How far back must drivers stay from fire trucks?
If a fire truck has its siren on or otherwise indicates it is en route to a call, drivers must stay at least 500 feet back.
How long should it take to complete a pass on a highway?
Drivers need about 10 to 12 seconds to safely pass another vehicle on a highway.
What does a sign with a red line through a red circle indicate?
Signs with a red line through a red circle indicate that an action such a left turn is prohibited.