Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 223

H.P. 854 - L.D. 1234

An Act To Regulate the Use of Traffic Surveillance Cameras

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2117 is enacted to read:

2117. Use of traffic surveillance cameras restricted

The State or a municipality may not use a traffic surveillance camera to prove or enforce a violation of this Title. For purposes of this section, "traffic surveillance camera" means a device that, in conjunction with a lighted traffic-control device or a lane direction control device, as described in section 2057, subsections 1 and 3, or a speed measurement device as described in section 2075, subsection 4, automatically produces one or more photographs, one or more microphotographs, a videotape or any other recorded image of a vehicle at the time the vehicle is operated in violation of state law.

This section does not apply to a photo-monitoring system, as defined by Title 23, section 1980, subsection 2-A, paragraph B, subparagraph 4, used by the Maine Turnpike Authority for toll enforcement purposes.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333