Roller ski-safety law in Maine

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 8, 2010 4:44 pm

Last week, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Carey establishing safety rules for roller skiing—a summer training activity usually done on grass, but also done on the road. In essence, the law says roller skiers must follow same road rules as bicyclists. This to ensure their own safety, as a roller skier in Caribou was killed last year.

The roller skiers must travel with the flow of traffic, and if under 16, must wear a helmet.