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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 254

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An Act To Enhance Highway Safety by Strengthening the So-called Move Over Law

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2054, sub-§9,  as amended by PL 2015, c. 32, §4, 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 public service vehicle 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 or public service vehicle, if possible; or
B. If passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible or unsafe, pass the emergency vehicle or public service vehicle at a careful and prudent speed reasonable for passing the authorized emergency vehicle or public service vehicle safely.

A violation of this subsection is a traffic infraction for which a minimum fine of $250 $275 must be adjudged.

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

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