New laws for driver education

By Linda Coan O'Kresik, Special to the BDN
Jacob Neal (left), 17, of Brewer focuses on the the road Friday as he takes his first drive with driving instructor Jim Bair (right) owner of Bair's Driving School in Bangor. Several new laws have been passed by the Maine Legislature and will take effect on Oct. 9, 2013, including increasing the amount of hours a Learner's Permit holder must drive while accompanied by a parent or guardian from 35 hours to 70 hours.
Posted Sept. 21, 2013, at 2:19 p.m.

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