An Act To Require Snow and Ice To Be Removed from Vehicles before Operation
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2396, sub-§5 is enacted to read:
When a reasonable effort has been made to completely remove a load of solid precipitation from a motor vehicle, minor amounts blown from the motor vehicle while in transit do not evidence a violation of this subsection.
A violation of this subsection is a traffic infraction subject to a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense and not less than $500 for a 2nd or subsequent offense.
This bill prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle at 40 miles per hour or more on a public way without clearing the motor vehicle of solid precipitation. Operating a motor vehicle under such circumstances is a traffic infraction subject to a $250 fine for a first offense and $500 for a 2nd or subsequent offense.