The Maine BMV strongly recommends that teens and parents sign a contract stipulating that the teen driver promises to follow the rules of the road and understand the responsibilities of operating a motor vehicle. This should include information about the following:
• Driving sober and the penalties for violating the law
• To always wear a seat belt
• Focus on driving by paying attention to the road and avoiding distractions
• How to drive defensively and share the road with other drivers
Parents should teach by setting a good example and making sure that the vehicle is safe to operate.