Maine Revised Statutes

§1953. Splash guards

1. Required.  A truck, truck tractor, trailer and semitrailer must be equipped with suitable guards that will effectively reduce the spray or splash of mud, water or slush caused by the rear wheels.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Exception.  Splash guards are not required for:
A. A truck with a registered gross vehicle weight of 6,000 pounds or less; [1995, c. 584, Pt. A, §3 (AMD).]
B. A dump truck:
(1) While being operated on construction or reconstruction projects in a construction area established by the Department of Transportation; and
(2) On a public way between the project and a pit or quarry where materials are being obtained when the pit or quarry is within 7 miles of the construction area; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. [2017, c. 165, §8 (RP).]
D. A fire department vehicle; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
E. A motor vehicle equipped with fenders; or [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
F. A truck with a stake body that extends not less than 6 feet beyond the rear axle and that is registered under section 505. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2017, c. 165, §8 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 584, §A3 (AMD). 2017, c. 165, §8 (AMD).