Maine Revised Statutes

§1971. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]

1. Event data recorder.  "Event data recorder" means a feature that is installed by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle and does one or more of the following for the purpose of capturing data for retrieval after a crash:
A. Records vehicle speed, direction or both; [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
B. Records vehicle location data; [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
C. Records vehicle steering performance; [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
D. Records vehicle brake performance, including whether brakes were applied before the crash; [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
E. Records the driver's seatbelt status; and [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
F. Has the ability to transmit information concerning a crash in which the motor vehicle has been involved to a central communication system when a crash occurs. [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Owner.  "Owner" means:
A. A person having all the incidents of ownership, including the legal title of the motor vehicle, whether or not the person lends, rents or creates a security interest in the motor vehicle; [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
B. A person entitled to the possession of the motor vehicle as the purchaser under a security agreement; or [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
C. A person entitled to possession of the motor vehicle as lessee pursuant to a written lease agreement, as long as the agreement at inception is for a period of at least 3 months. [2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW) .]
2005, c. 544, §1 (NEW).