Maryland Transportation Section 21-1205

Article - Transportation

§ 21-1205.

      (a)      Each person operating a bicycle or a motor scooter at a speed less than the speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing on a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable and safe, except when:

            (1)      Making or attempting to make a left turn;

            (2)      Operating on a one-way street;

            (3)      Passing a stopped or slower moving vehicle;

            (4)      Avoiding pedestrians or road hazards;

            (5)      The right lane is a right turn only lane; or

            (6)      Operating in a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle or motor scooter and another vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

      (b)      Each person operating a bicycle or a motor scooter on a roadway may ride two abreast only if the flow of traffic is unimpeded.

      (c)      Each person operating a bicycle or a motor scooter on a roadway shall exercise due care when passing a vehicle.

      (d)      Each person operating a bicycle or a motor scooter on a roadway may walk the bicycle or motor scooter on the right side of a highway if there is no sidewalk.