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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 170

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An Act To Require That Nonmotorized Carriages Be Equipped with Reflective Tape and Lights

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §1907, sub-§4,  as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is amended to read:

4. Exceptions.  This section does not apply to animal-drawn vehicles or unregistered farm tractors.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §1909-C  is enacted to read:

§ 1909-C Animal-drawn vehicles

An animal-drawn vehicle operated on a public way during nighttime must be equipped with the following:

1 Light.   An oil lantern or electric lights attached to the left side of the vehicle that displays a red light toward the rear of the vehicle and a white light toward the front of the vehicle; and
2 Reflective tape.   Grade DOT-C2 white reflective tape as described in 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 571.108, in effect on March 26, 2019, applied to the vehicle as follows:
A Seventy-two inches of reflective tape applied in segments that outline the rear frame of the vehicle;
B Thirty-six inches of reflective tape on each side of the vehicle, applied in segments that outline the frame on each side with at least 2 segments applied to the upper borders; and
C Forty-two inches of reflective tape applied in segments that outline the front frame of the vehicle.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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