Maine Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

Notwithstanding section 101, subsection 85, a person who is guilty of excessive vehicle weight must be punished by a fine in accordance with this section. When both gross and axle weight limits are exceeded, the penalty imposed must be for the violation that results in the higher fine except that, for a violation of section 2355, a minimum fine must also be imposed for any other applicable violation of section 2355 in accordance with subsection 9. Minimum fine. For a vehicle using the Interstate Highway System, the minimum fine for a gross vehicle weight or axle weight violation is $60, which may not be waived, and cost of court. For a vehicle on all other highways, the minimum fine for a gross vehicle weight or axle weight violation is $30. A person who operates or causes operation of a motor vehicle in violation of a weight provision for any axle or group of axles or gross vehicle weight commits a traffic infraction if the vehicle is:

A. One percent to 10% over allowed basic weight; [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]

B. Eleven percent to 20% over allowed basic weight; [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]

C. Twenty-one percent to 30% over allowed basic weight; [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]

D. Thirty-one percent to 40% over allowed basic weight; [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]

E. Forty-one percent to 50% over allowed basic weight; or [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]

F. More than 50% over allowed basic weight. [2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).] [ 2003, c. 452, Pt. Q, §66 (AMD); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]

WEIGHT

FINE

1 – 10%

$10 for each percent

11 – 20%

$100 + $65 for each percent over 10%

21 – 30%

$750 + $75 for each percent over 20%

31 – 40%

$1,500 + $105 for each percent over 30%

41 – 50%

$2,550 + $140 for each percent over 40%

More than 50%

$3,950 + $180 for each percent over 50%

http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/29-A/title29-Asec2360.html

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_123rd/billpdfs/HP052501.pdf

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