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FAQ

Is Forest Matthieus Driving School a fully licensed Maine Driving Instruction School for your child?

  • Yes. You bet.  Betty has been teaching kids in Maine to drive for over 18 years.

Where are Betty’s classes?

In Readfield Maine…
READFIELD CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT (RSU #38)
MCHS 2250 Millard Harrison Dr. Readfield, ME

How do you obtain a driver’s permit in Maine?

  • You need to be at least 15 years of age.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, complete an approved driver education course.
  • Obtain an instruction permit by successfully completing a driver knowledge examination.
  • An Instruction permit is valid for 24 months.
  • The Instruction permit allows a person to operate a vehicle when accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 20 years of age and has held a valid license for 2 years. The accompanying operator must be licensed to drive the class of vehicle(s) being operated.
  • Written exams and visual screenings are offered on a scheduled basis at all Motor Vehicle branch offices. Two forms of identification are required. Example; birth certificate and social security card. Although your social security number will not be displayed on your license, it must be provided upon application or renewal for a license. Birth certificates are required of applicants up to and including age 22.
  • Photocopies of birth certificates must have an embossed seal or stamp of an issuing agency. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Who needs a Maine driver’s license?

Any resident of the State who wishes to operate a motor vehicle in Maine. New residents who hold a valid driver’s license from another state must surrender that license and apply for a Maine driver’s license within 30 days of establishing residency.