§ 101 Definitions
§ 102 Public way use authorized
§ 103 Traffic infraction
§ 104 Penalty for violation of provisions of Title
§ 105 Enforcement
§ 106 Enforcement of laws pertaining to dealers, transporters and automobile graveyards
§ 107 Officers authorized to serve process or notice
§ 108 Service of process on nonresidents
§ 109 Reciprocity
§ 111 Hearings; fees of witnesses; summary process
§ 112 Notice of hearing
§ 113 Computer transcripts as evidence
§ 114 Business and occupational licenses
§ 115 Juvenile violations

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 29-A > Chapter 1 - General Provisions

  • Access aisle: means a designated space for maneuvering a wheelchair or other mobility device when entering or exiting a vehicle, and that is immediately adjacent to a properly designated parking space for a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Adjudication: means a finding by a court that a person has committed a traffic infraction and includes the acceptance by the clerk of the violations bureau or any judicial division of an answer of not contested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agriculture: means the production, keeping or maintenance for sale or lease of plants or animals, including, but not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and seed crops, dairy animals and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, fruits and vegetables and ornamental and greenhouse products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Altered vehicle: means a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less that is modified so that the distance from the ground to the lowermost point on any part of the frame or body is different from the manufacturer's specifications, unless that difference is caused by:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Antique auto: means an automobile or truck manufactured in or after model year 1916 that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Antique motorcycle: means a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Articulated bus: means a bus consisting of 2 passenger-carrying sections in which the rear body section is flexibly but permanently connected to the front section in a manner that allows the vehicle to bend without having an interior barrier to movement between sections of the vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Autocycle: means a 3-wheeled motorcycle that has a steering wheel or handlebars, floor pedals for automotive-style controls and seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride a seat and that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Automobile: means a motor vehicle designed for the conveyance of passengers that has a seating capacity of not more than 15 persons, including the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Auxiliary power unit: means an integrated system that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Axle: means an assembly of a vehicle consisting of 2 or more wheels whose centers are in one horizontal plane and by which a portion of the weight of a vehicle load may be transmitted to the roadway. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Axle weight: means the weight of an axle plus the weight of the load carried by the axle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Bicycle: means a device primarily propelled by human power, operated by a person usually seated on a seat and driven on the ground on wheels by the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Bus: means a motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 15 persons, including the operator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Business or residential district: means the part of a municipality, contiguous to a way, that is built up with structures that are situated less than 150 feet apart for a distance of at least 1/4 of a mile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Certified reserve officer: means an officer who has attended the 100-hour reserve training program sponsored by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and has received the academy's certification as a reserve officer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Classic vehicle: means a motor vehicle that is at least 16 years old but less than 26 years old that the Secretary of State determines is of significance to vehicle collectors because of its make, model and condition and is valued at more than $5,000. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Coastal sand dune systems: means sand and gravel deposits within a marine beach system, including, but not limited to, beach berms, frontal dunes, dune ridges, back dunes and other sand and gravel areas deposited by wave or wind action. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Coastal wetlands: means all tidal and subtidal lands; all areas with vegetation present that is tolerant of salt water and occurs primarily in a salt water or estuarine habitat; and any swamp, marsh, bog, beach, flat or other contiguous lowland that is subject to tidal action during the highest tide level for the year in which an activity is proposed as identified in tide tables published by the National Ocean Service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Combination vehicle: means a motor vehicle consisting of a truck or truck tractor in combination with one or more trailers or semitrailers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Commercial fishing activities: means activities directly related to commercial fishing and those commercial activities commonly associated with or supportive of commercial fishing, such as the manufacture or sale of ice, bait and nets, and the sale, manufacture, installation or repair of boats, engines and other equipment commonly used on boats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Community public water system primary protection area: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Crosswalk: means the portion of a way:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Curb: means the edge of a sidewalk nearest to a way or either edge of the wrought or usually traveled part of a way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Custom vehicle: means a motor vehicle manufactured after model year 1948 that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Daytime: means any time from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dredge spoils: means sand, silt, mud, gravel, rock or other sediment or material that is moved from coastal wetlands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Drive-away saddlemount vehicle transporter combination: means a vehicle combination designed and specifically used to tow up to 3 trucks or truck tractors, each connected by a saddle to the frame or 5th wheel of the vehicle in front of it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Electric bicycle: means a 2-wheel or 3-wheel bicycle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts that is a Class 1 electric bicycle, a Class 2 electric bicycle or a Class 3 electric bicycle as defined in this subsection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Electric personal assistive mobility device: means a self-balancing, 2-nontandem-wheeled device, designed to transport only one person, with an electric propulsion system that limits the maximum speed of the device to 15 miles per hour or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Farming: means engaging in farming in all its branches and the cultivation and tillage of the soil as a livelihood and includes dairying; raising livestock, freshwater fish, fur-bearing animals or poultry; producing, cultivating, growing and harvesting fruit, produce or floricultural or horticultural commodities; or any practices on a farm that are incident to or in conjunction with these farming operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Final-stage manufacturer: means a manufacturer who performs manufacturing operations on an incomplete vehicle such that the vehicle becomes complete. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Fish truck: means a 2-axle or 3-axle motor truck used primarily to harvest and transport fish or marine animals, including use in aquaculture. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Floodplain wetland: means lands adjacent to a river, stream or brook that are inundated with floodwater during a 100-year flood event and that under normal circumstances support a prevalence of wetland vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soils. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Footprint: means the outline of a structure on the ground, except that for a building "footprint" means the outline that would be created on the ground by extending the exterior walls of a building to the ground surface. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • For-hire transportation: means the transportation for compensation of passengers, freight or merchandise not owned by the carrier. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Forest management activities: means timber stand improvement, timber harvesting activities, forest products harvesting and regeneration of forest stands. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Forested wetland: means a freshwater wetland dominated by woody vegetation that is 6 meters tall, or taller. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Fragile mountain areas: means areas above 2,700 feet in elevation from mean sea level. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Freshwater wetlands: means freshwater swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas that are:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Golf cart: means a motor vehicle that is originally designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Great pond: means any inland body of water which in a natural state has a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland body of water artificially formed or increased which has a surface area in excess of 30 acres except for the purposes of this article, where the artificially formed or increased inland body of water is completely surrounded by land held by a single owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Great ponds: means any inland bodies of water which in a natural state have a surface area in excess of 10 acres and any inland bodies of water artificially formed or increased which have a surface area in excess of 30 acres. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Gross weight: means the weight in pounds of an empty vehicle or axle plus the weight of the maximum load to be carried by the vehicle or axle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Handheld electronic device: means any handheld electronic device or portable electronic device that is not part of the operating equipment of the motor vehicle, including but not limited to an electronic game, a device for sending or receiving electronic mail, a text messaging device or a computer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Hazardous material: means any material that has been designated as hazardous under 49 United States Code, Sections 5101 to 5127 (2003) and is required to be placarded under 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 172, Subpart F or any quantity of material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 73. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Heavy duty recovery vehicle: means a wrecker that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Heavy duty vehicle: means a vehicle powered by a diesel engine that has a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 8,500 pounds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • highway: means a public way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Horseless carriage: means an automobile manufactured before model year 1916 that is:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Immediate family member: means a grandparent, stepgrandparent, parent, stepparent, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, child, stepchild, spouse or such analogous family members as may be connected via the operation of a family foster home as defined in Title 22, section 8101, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Impervious area: means an area that is a building, parking lot, roadway or similar constructed area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Improved school property: means the developed portion of school property including driveways, parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields or school buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Intersection: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Law enforcement officer: means a person who by virtue of public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes , but is not limited to, a nonresident operating privilege and the privilege of a person to apply for or obtain a license or permit to operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Limousine: means a vehicle for hire, with a driver, that is used for the transportation of passengers and that has a seating capacity of at least 5 and no more than 14 persons behind the driver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Low-speed vehicle: means a 4-wheeled motor vehicle that is able to attain a speed of at least 20 miles per hour but not more than 25 miles per hour and is less than 3,000 pounds in unloaded weight. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Manufactured housing: includes any type of building that is constructed at a manufacturing facility and then transported to a building site where it is used for housing and that may be purchased, sold, offered for sale or brokered by a licensee in the interim. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Median strip: means a physical barrier separating lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile telephone: means a device used to access a wireless telephone service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Modified show vehicle: means a factory-produced 2-wheel-drive motor vehicle manufactured after 1949 that is equipped with modified components and that qualifies as a modified show vehicle under rules adopted by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Mooring: means equipment, such as anchors, chains and lines, for holding fast a vessel, aircraft, floating dock or buoy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Moped: means a motorized device designed to travel with only 2 or 3 10-inch or larger diameter wheels in contact with the ground and that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motor carrier: means a contract carrier, a common carrier or a private carrier of property or passengers by motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motor home: means a motor vehicle that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on railroad tracks, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motor vehicle violation: means a violation of this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motorcycle: means a motor vehicle that has a seat or a saddle for the use of the rider and is designed to travel with only 2 or 3 10-inch or larger diameter wheels in ground contact and has a motor with a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cubic centimeters or an electric motor with a capacity of not less than 1,500 watts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motorized bicycle or tricycle: means a bicycle or tricycle that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motorized recreational gold prospecting: includes , but is not limited to, the operation of a motorized suction dredge, sluice, pump, rocker box or winch, individually or together. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Motorized scooter: means a scooter that has 2 or 3 wheels less than 10 inches in diameter in ground contact or is powered by a motor having a maximum piston displacement of less than 25 cubic centimeters or an electric motor with a capacity not exceeding 750 watts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Motorized wheelchair: means a battery-powered device used exclusively for the transportation of an individual with a physical disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Moving violation: means a violation of this Title for which points may be assessed in accordance with section 2458, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Muffler: means a device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle plates or another mechanical design for receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and reducing noise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Nighttime: means a time other than daytime. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Nonresident: means a person whose legal residence is not in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Normal high water line: means that line along the shore of a great pond, river, stream, brook or other nontidal body of water which is apparent from visible markings, changes in the character of soils due to prolonged action of the water or from changes in vegetation and which distinguishes between predominantly aquatic and predominantly terrestrial land. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Off-road vehicle: means a motor vehicle that, because of the vehicle's design and configuration, does not meet the inspection standards of Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Offshore wind power project: includes both generating facilities as defined by Title 35-A, section 3451, subsection 5 and associated facilities as defined by Title 35-A, section 3451, subsection 1, without regard to whether the electrical energy is for sale or use by a person other than the generator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Operator: means an individual who drives or is in control of a vehicle or who is exercising control over or steering a towed vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Original registration: means a registration other than a renewal of registration by the same owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Owner: means a person holding title to a vehicle or having exclusive right to the use of the vehicle for a period of 30 days or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Parking area: means an area designed for use as access or parking for patrons and customers of establishments to which the public is invited. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Parking control vehicle: means a 3-wheel vehicle of 25 horsepower or less that has a metal roof and is operated by a law enforcement officer or a parking control officer to control parking and traffic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Pedestrian: means a person on foot or an operator of a wheelchair or a 4-wheeled or 3-wheeled motorized wheelchair. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Permanent structure: means any structure that is designed to remain at or that is constructed or erected with a fixed location or that is attached to a structure with a fixed location for a period exceeding 7 months within any 12-month period, including, but not limited to, causeways, piers, docks, concrete slabs, piles, marinas, retaining walls and buildings. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, fiduciary, trust, estate or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Pickup truck: means a truck with a registered gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Pilot vehicle: means a motor vehicle equipped and operated as required by rules adopted by the Secretary of State that accompanies a vehicle or combination of vehicles that have a length, width, height or weight greater than that specified in this Title. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Pneumatic tire: means a tire in which confined air supports the load. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Private law: A private bill enacted into law. Private laws have restricted applicability, often addressing immigration and naturalization issues affecting individuals.
  • Private way: means a way privately owned and maintained over which the owner may restrict use or passage and includes a discontinued way even if a public recreation easement has been reserved. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Protected natural resource: means coastal sand dune systems, coastal wetlands, significant wildlife habitat, fragile mountain areas, freshwater wetlands, community public water system primary protection areas, great ponds or rivers, streams or brooks, as these terms are defined in this article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Public way: means a way, owned and maintained by the State, a county or a municipality, over which the general public has a right to pass. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Railroad: includes every commercial, interurban and other railway and each and every branch and extension thereof by whatsoever power operated, together with all tracks, bridges, trestles, rights-of-way, subways, tunnels, stations, depots, union depots, ferries, yards, grounds, terminals, terminal facilities, structures and equipment and all other real estate, fixtures and personal property of every kind used in connection therewith, owned, controlled, operated or managed for public use in the transportation of persons or property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 5001
  • Reconstructed motorcycle: means a salvaged or dismantled motorcycle that is repaired or assembled without original manufacturer component parts, excluding fenders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Reconstructed vehicle: means a vehicle that has been reconstructed to change the original steering, braking system, suspension system or body design, including, but not limited to, a dune buggy, a street rod, a passenger car converted to a pickup truck or a manufactured vehicle body mounted on another manufactured chassis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Registered weight: means the gross vehicle weight specified on the vehicle's registration certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Registration: means the registration certificate, plates and renewal devices pertaining to the registration of a vehicle, including temporary registered gross weight increases. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Registration agent: means a nongovernmental entity authorized by the Secretary of State to conduct registration transactions on the bureau's behalf. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Resident: means a person who has declared or established residency in this State or has been domiciled in this State for a period of at least 30 days, except for persons in compliance with section 109, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • River: means a free-flowing body of water including its associated flood plain wetlands from that point at which it provides drainage for a watershed of 25 square miles to its mouth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Roll hoop: means a roll bar behind the headrest of a seat in a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Roller ski: means an object affixed to a foot, separately from the other foot, primarily propelled by human power and driven by the operator on the ground via wheels. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • School zone: means the portion of the public highway abutting improved school property or 300 feet on either side of a school entrance, whichever is greater, or as designated under section 2075, subsection 3, paragraph F. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Scooter: means a device upon which a person may ride, consisting of a footboard between 2 end wheels, controlled by an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel and propelled by human power. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Sell: means to sell, offer, negotiate or advertise to sell, display for sale, exchange or otherwise transfer for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Semitrailer: includes , but is not limited to, so-called pole dollies and pole dickeys and wheels commonly used as a support for the ends of logs or other long articles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • significant groundwater well: includes :  
    (a) A public water system used solely to bottle water for sale; and  
    (b) Any portion of a public water system that is:  
    (i) Constructed on or after January 1, 2009;  
    (ii) Used solely to bottle water for sale; and  
    (iii) Not connected to another portion of the public water system through pipes intended to convey water. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • significant wildlife habitat: is a s defined and mapped in accordance with section 480-I by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the following areas that are defined by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and are in conformance with criteria adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection or are within any other protected natural resource:  
    (1) Significant vernal pool habitat;  
    (2) High and moderate value waterfowl and wading bird habitat, including nesting and feeding areas; and  
    (3) Shorebird nesting, feeding and staging areas. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Single-axle unit: means one axle, or 2 axles less than 4 feet apart as measured from axle center to axle center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Solid tires: means tires of solid rubber or other material that do not depend on confined air for the support of the load. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Solid waste: means useless, unwanted or discarded solid material with insufficient liquid content to be free-flowing, including, but not limited to, rubbish, garbage, refuse-derived fuel, scrap materials, junk, refuse, inert fill material and landscape refuse, but not including hazardous waste, biomedical waste, septic tank sludge or agricultural wastes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Special equipment: means equipment that is drawn by a motor vehicle and that is not designed or used to convey property other than hand tools or parts used in connection with the operation of that equipment, including, but not limited to, air compressors, conveyors, cement mixers, wood splitting or sawing machines, sprayers, compactors, pumps, drills and brush chippers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Special mobile equipment: includes , but is not limited to, road construction or maintenance machinery, ditch-digging apparatus, stone crushers, air compressors, power shovels, cranes, graders, rollers, trucks used only to plow snow and for other duties pertaining to winter maintenance, including sanding and salting, well drillers and wood-sawing equipment or similar types of equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Sport utility vehicle: means a motor vehicle constructed on a light truck chassis but designed primarily for the transportation of persons or any motor vehicle designated by the United States Department of Transportation as a sport utility vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Stinger-steered autotransporter: means a combination vehicle consisting of a tractor and semitrailer designed and used specifically for the transport of motor vehicles that has the 5th wheel located on a drop frame located behind and below the rearmost axle of the power unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Stock race car: means a factory-produced motor vehicle that is equipped with roll bars or bracing welded or attached to the frame in a permanent manner, special safety belts and firewalls and that has part of the body removed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Stream: means a free-flowing body of water from the outlet of a great pond or the confluence of 2 perennial streams as depicted on the most recent, highest resolution version of the national hydrography dataset available from the United States Geological Survey on the website of the United States Geological Survey or the national map to the point where the stream becomes a river or where the stream meets the shoreland zone of another water body or wetland. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Street rod: means a replica of or a modified antique auto manufactured prior to 1949 that complies with standards adopted by the Chief of the State Police. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Structure: means anything temporarily or permanently located, built, constructed or erected for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, goods or property of any kind and anything constructed or erected on or in the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 436-A
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Tandem-axle unit: means 2 or more axles at least 4 feet and not more than 8 feet apart, as measured from axle center to axle center of the extreme axles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Tank vehicle: means a commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport liquid or gaseous materials within a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregated rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Taxicab: means a sedan, station wagon or minivan used for hire, with a driver, that has a seating capacity of fewer than 5 persons behind the driver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Text messaging: means reading or manually composing electronic communications, including text messages, instant messages and electronic mail, using a handheld electronic device. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • timber harvesting: means the cutting or removal of timber for the primary purpose of selling or processing forest products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • timber harvesting activities: means timber harvesting, the construction and maintenance of roads used primarily for timber harvesting, the mining of gravel used for the construction and maintenance of roads used primarily for timber harvesting and other activities conducted to facilitate timber harvesting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Tiny home: means a living space permanently constructed on a frame or chassis and designed for use as permanent living quarters that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Tow dolly: means a device towed by a motor vehicle and designed and used exclusively to transport another motor vehicle and on which the front or rear wheels of the towed motor vehicle are mounted, while the other wheels of the towed motor vehicle remain in contact with the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Tow-away transporter combination: means a combination of vehicles, with a combined gross weight not exceeding 26,000 pounds, consisting of a truck or truck and tractor and 2 trailers or semitrailers, which do not carry property and constitute inventory property of a manufacturer, distributor or dealer of such trailers or semitrailers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Tractor: means a motor vehicle used primarily off the highway for farming, forestry or other similar types of activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singly or together using public way for travel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Traffic control device: means a sign, a signal, a marking or a device placed or erected by a public body or official to regulate, warn or guide traffic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Traffic infraction: means any violation of any provision of this Title, or of any rules established under this Title, not expressly defined as a crime or as a civil violation and otherwise not punishable by incarceration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Trailer: means a vehicle without motive power, designed to carry persons or property and to be drawn by a motor vehicle, not operated on railroad tracks, and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transportation reconstruction or replacement project: means the improvement of an existing transportation facility to modern design standards without expanding its function or creating any additional roadways, facilities or structures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Tri-axle semitrailer: means a semitrailer that contains one tri-axle unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Tri-axle unit: means 3 axles more than 8 feet and less than 12 feet apart, as measured between the centers of the first and 3rd axles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Trolley trailer: means a trailer equipped with permanent seats that face forward, are parallel to each other and have devices at each end to prevent a passenger from falling from the trailer when it is in motion. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Truck: means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily to carry property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Truck camper: means a slide-in camper designed to be mounted on a truck body to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or other use. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Truck tractor: means a motor vehicle designed and used exclusively to draw other vehicles and not constructed to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and the load drawn. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Vehicle: means a device for conveyance of persons or property on a way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Vulnerable user: means a person on a public way who is more vulnerable to injury than a person in an automobile, truck or other similar motor vehicle and includes, but is not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Way: means the entire width between boundary lines of a road, highway, parkway, street or bridge used for vehicular traffic, whether public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101
  • Working waterfront activity: includes commercial fishing activities; commercial boat building and repair; commercial hauling, launching, storage and berthing of boats; marine construction; marine freight and passenger transportation; and other similar commercial activities that are dependent on the waterfront. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Working waterfront land: means a parcel of land, or a portion thereof, abutting water to the head of tide, land located in the intertidal zone or submerged land that is used primarily or predominantly to provide access to or support the conduct of a working waterfront activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-B
  • Wrecker: means a motor vehicle with hoisting apparatus and special equipment designed and used for towing or carrying wrecked or disabled vehicles or freeing vehicles stalled or stuck in snow, mud or sand, when such a motor vehicle in fact is being used for one of those purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 29-A Sec. 101