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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 194

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An Act To Require Motorists To Yield to Transit Buses

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2053, sub-§9  is enacted to read:

9 Yield to transit buses.   An operator of a vehicle on a public way that has a maximum speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less shall yield the right-of-way to a transit bus traveling in the same direction as the vehicle if:
A The transit bus is equipped with a yield sign on the left side of the rear of the transit bus that illuminates to signal the transit bus is reentering the traffic flow; and
B The driver of the transit bus has illuminated the yield sign and has activated a turn signal to reenter the traffic flow from a bus stop or shoulder on a roadway.

For purposes of this subsection, "transit bus" means a bus operated or contracted by the State, a municipality or other political subdivision for the purpose of transporting members of the public from one destination to another but does not include a school bus.

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

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