Distracted Driving

Maine has enacted several law relating to distracted driving. Maine Motor Vehicle Statutes Title 29-A S2116 says a person who has not attained 18 years of age may not operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile telephone or handheld electronic device. This means an operator of a motor vehicle that is under the age of 18 cannot manipulate, talk into or interact with a mobile telephone or handheld electronic device. Fines range from $50 for the first offense to $250 for the second or subsequent offense.

Maine has two other distracted driving law which can be found here under 29-A  2116., 29-A  2118., 29-A  2119. Fines vary depending on the distracted driving law.

More information can be found at:


Texting Enforcement Strategies based on research in Connecticut and Massachusetts

AAA Tips for Preventing Distracted Driving

CDC Motor Vehicle Safety

NSC Distracted Driving Research-Studies