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Proposed bill would require Mainers to wear reflective clothing on public ways

Reflective safety (Thinkstock)

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- A proposed bill would require pedestrians in Maine to wear reflective clothing on public ways after sunset.

The bill, LD 1011 or “An Act to Require Pedestrians to Wear Reflective Clothing on Public Ways after Sunset,” is up for discussion at the State House Friday.

The bill would require a pedestrian who is walking on a public way after sunset and before sunrise to wear reflective clothing or a reflective device that is visible at least 200 feet from the front.

In 2015, 5,376 people were killed in pedestrian vs. motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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