An Act To Establish Emergency Zones on Public Ways To Minimize Accidents
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2074, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
For purposes of this subsection, "emergency zone" means any portion of a way where at least one stationary ambulance or emergency medical service, fire department, hazardous material response or police vehicle is located with emergency lights in use for the purpose of rendering medical assistance or responding to an event when the situation presents a risk of harm to a person using the way or an area immediately adjacent to the way. An emergency zone may be identified by any method reasonably visible to an approaching operator, including, but not limited to, vehicle emergency lights, signs, traffic cones, flaggers or mobile lighting.
A person who violates this subsection commits a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not less than $250.