Maine LD 371: An Act To Enhance Safety for Highway Maintenance Vehicles

LD 371 (subjects: TRAFFIC REGULATIONS , PASSING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=371&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Ronald Collins of York: (R – District 34) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 Senate Committee on TRANSPORTATION
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Collins of York REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/12/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Enhance Safety for Highway Maintenance Vehicles

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2054, sub- 1, H, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, 2 and affected by Pt. B, 5, is amended to read:

H. “Highway maintenance vehicle” means a public or private commercial vehicle used to maintain , construct or inspect the highways or the property of a public utility , including, but not limited to, a plow, grader, sand truck, sweeper and tar truck.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 2054, sub- 9, as amended by PL 2007, c. 348, 20, is further amended to read:

9. Stationary vehicles. The operator of a vehicle passing a stationary authorized emergency vehicle using an emergency light or , a stationary highway maintenance vehicle or a stationary wrecker using its authorized lights, with due regard to the safety and traffic conditions, shall:

A. Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle , highway maintenance vehicle or wrecker, if possible; or
B. If passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible or unsafe, pass the emergency vehicle , highway maintenance vehicle or wrecker at a careful and prudent speed reasonable for passing the authorized emergency vehicle , highway maintenance vehicle or wrecker safely.

A violation of this subsection is a traffic infraction for which a minimum fine of $250 must be adjudged.

summary

This bill adds highway maintenance vehicles to the list of stationary vehicles for which a motorist must slow down or move to a nonadjacent lane, if possible.

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