Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 91

H.P. 593 - L.D. 862

An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Citizens and Safety of Pedestrians

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2056, sub-§2,  as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is amended to read:

2. Pedestrian on way.   Where sidewalks are not provided, a pedestrian shall walk facing approaching traffic on the left side of the public way or the way's shoulder when practicable. An operator of a motor vehicle who is passing a pedestrian on a public way or the way’s shoulder shall exercise due care by leaving a distance between the motor vehicle and the pedestrian of not less than 3 feet while the motor vehicle is passing the pedestrian. A motor vehicle operator may pass a pedestrian in a no-passing zone only when it is safe to do so.

Effective September 12, 2009

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