August 20 – 31, 2021Vol. 23, No. 11

Share the Road…With Horse-Drawn Buggies!

This horse-and-buggy sign was installed earlier this year on Routes 8/137 south of Smithfield Village.

All motorists are urged to be aware of the new road signs in the area and to be courteous of our new Amish neighbors traveling the region's roads by horse-drawn buggy.

By Maine law, a person riding or driving an animal has the right of way. Motorists are required to stop and remain stationary, if an animal is frightened, and must slow down and leave at least 3 feet of clearance when passing.

Other courtesies include dimming headlights and not revving engines. You can download a brochure from mainedot.gov or read the statute at MRSA, Title 29-A, section 2055.