The State of Maine requires all motorists to provide evidence of current automobile insurance upon the demand of a law enforcement officer. When an officer conducts a traffic stop, you will generally be asked to provide three items; your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. If you fail to provide evidence of auto insurance, you may be issued a ticket for the violation. If you are able to provide evidence of insurance after the ticket has been issued, and the officer has sent you on your way, you can usually mail a copy of the insurance card to the Violations Bureau with your summons. You should call the Violations Bureau at (207) 783-5422 for more assistance on contesting a traffic summons.
*Note: The insurance card must show proof that the insurance was in effect at the time of the traffic stop.