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.