H.P. 354 - L.D. 455
An Act To Protect the All-terrain Vehicle Trail System
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §13157-A, sub-§5-A is enacted to read:
5-A. Operating a truck, pickup truck or passenger vehicle on an ATV trail.
A person may not operate a truck, pickup truck or passenger vehicle on a designated ATV trail that is not on a gravel road system unless that use has been authorized by the landowner or the landowner's agent or it is necessitated by an emergency involving the safety of a person or property. For purposes of this subsection, "pickup truck" and "truck" have the same meanings as in Title 29-A, section 101, subsections 55 and 88, respectively, and "passenger vehicle" means a self-propelled 4-wheel motor vehicle designed primarily to carry passengers on public roads.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
B. A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.
Effective September 20, 2007