S.P. 17 - L.D. 23
An Act To Clarify the Use and Purpose of Center Turn Lanes
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2051, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1997, c. 653, §7, is further amended to read:
2. Two-way lane.
On a public way that is divided into 3 more than 2 lanes and provides one of those lanes provides for 2-way movement of traffic, a vehicle may not be operated in the center that lane except:
A. When overtaking and passing another vehicle when the way is clearly visible and the center 2-way traffic lane is clear of traffic for a safe distance, unless an official sign or traffic control device limits the use of the center that lane to turning only;
B. In preparation for a left turn from the 2-way traffic lane; or
C. Where When the center 2-way traffic lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is posted to give notice of that allocation . ; or
D. As part of a 2-part turn when the vehicle turning left from a driveway or entrance uses the 2-way traffic lane until the travel lane in the direction the vehicle is proceeding can be entered safely by the vehicle.
Effective September 20, 2007