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Lawmakers Seek to Make Hayrides Safer

State Sen. Tom Saviello has proposed a bill that would require safety checks of uninspected vehicles that transport the public or are used to pull hayrides

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    Lawmakers Seek to Make Hayrides Safer
    Hannah Morrissey
    A 17-year-old girl died after a Halloween-themed hayride she was on crashed.

    Maine state lawmakers are proposing bills aimed at making hayrides safer following the death last fall of a 17-year-old girl who was on a Halloween-themed hayride in Mechanic Falls that crashed.

    State Sen. Tom Saviello has proposed a bill that would require safety checks of uninspected vehicles that transport the public or are used to pull hayrides.

    The Wilton Republican says his bill is a direct response to the October crash that killed a 17-year-old Messalonskee High School student Cassidy Charette and injured 22 others.

    State Rep. Robert Nutting says he's working on a bill that requires farm amusement rides to be inspected prior to opening to the public. The Oakland Republican says he was contacted by a family member of a young woman who survived the Mechanic Falls tragedy.

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