Maine LD 903: An Act To Allow in Certain Circumstances Two-wheeled Vehicles To Proceed through Red Lights and Make Right Turns on Red in Contravention of Posted Prohibitions

LD 903 (subjects: TRAFFIC REGULATIONS , SIGNALS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=903&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Kevin Battle of South Portland: (R – District 33) — e-mail | Facebook

10 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/12/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
4/23/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

.

An Act To Allow in Certain Circumstances Two-wheeled Vehicles To Proceed through Red Lights and Make Right Turns on Red in Contravention of Posted Prohibitions

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2057, sub- 1, C, as repealed and replaced by PL 2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, 36 and affected by Pt. X, 2, is amended to read:

C. A Except as provided by paragraph C-3, a red light, if steady and circular, means:

(1) The operator must stop and remain stationary until an indication to proceed is shown; or

(2) The operator may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn after stopping if:

(a) Not prohibited by an appropriate sign such as “NO RIGHT TURN ON RED”; and

(b) The operator executing a turn yields the right-of-way to pedestrians on a crosswalk and to a vehicle having a green signal at the intersection.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 2057, sub- 1, C-3 is enacted to read:

C-3. Notwithstanding paragraph C, the operator of a motorcycle, moped or bicycle as defined in section 2063, subsection 1 facing a red light, if steady and circular, after stopping for a reasonable amount of time may proceed cautiously through the intersection before the light on the traffic-control device turns green if no other vehicles are present at the intersection to actuate the traffic-control device. The operator of a motorcycle, moped or bicycle proceeding through a red light under this paragraph shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicular traffic proceeding through a green light at the intersection or a pedestrian lawfully within a crosswalk or using the intersection.

summary

This bill allows the operator of a motorcycle, moped or bicycle, including a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motorized scooter, facing a steady and circular red light, after stopping for a reasonable amount of time, to proceed cautiously through the intersection before the light on the traffic-control device turns green if no other vehicles are present at the intersection to actuate the traffic-control device.

Patterns of Support

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Region:

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Gender:

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Party:

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Campaign Finance Classification:

Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 903 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
The Open Maine Politics website is in a beta release and results should not be taken as definitive. Please visit the official website of the Maine State Legislature for entirely verifiable information.

Be the first to comment on "Maine LD 903: An Act To Allow in Certain Circumstances Two-wheeled Vehicles To Proceed through Red Lights and Make Right Turns on Red in Contravention of Posted Prohibitions"

Leave a comment

Democracy thrives on participation; please share your thoughts!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will not be published.


*