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In Maine, like most roads and streets in the United States, have posted speed limit markers. If a driver fails to obey the speed limit laws, they may be subject to a traffic infraction.

In some circumstances, however, a driver can go over the speed limit restrictions so badly, that they will face criminal charges. This is referred to as “Criminal Speeding”.

According to Criminal Code Title 29-A section 2074.3, a person who operates a vehicle more than 30 miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit can be charged with criminal speeding.

CRIMINAL SPEEDING LAWS IN MAINE

There are strict laws that drivers must obey when it comes to speed limits. Under Maine Criminal Code Title 29-A section 2074:

“An operator shall operate a vehicle at a careful and prudent speed not greater than is reasonable and proper having due regard to the traffic, surface and width of the way and of other conditions then existing.”

Most roads and streets have posted speed limit markers. If a driver fails to obey the speed limit laws, they may be subject to a traffic infraction. In some circumstances, however, a driver can go over the speed limit restrictions so badly, that they will face criminal charges. This is referred to as Criminal Speeding.

CRIMINAL SPEEDING IN MAINE

According to Criminal Code Title 29-A section 2074.3, a person who operates a vehicle more than 30 miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit can be charged with criminal speeding.

In order for a criminal speeding charge to be placed, police must document three facts:

  • The stated speed limit of the road
  • The actual speed that the driver was operating at
  • That the actual speed was 30 mph or more over the legal speed limit

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