Maryland Transportation Section 21-511

Article - Transportation

§ 21-511.

      (a)      The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to:

            (1)      A blind or partially blind pedestrian using a guide dog or carrying a cane predominantly white or metallic in color (with or without a red tip);

            (2)      A deaf or hearing impaired pedestrian accompanied by a guide dog; or

            (3)      A mobility impaired individual crossing a roadway while using any of the following mobility-assisted devices:

                  (i)      A manual or motorized wheelchair;

                  (ii)      A motorized scooter;

                  (iii)      Crutches; or

                  (iv)      A cane.

      (b)      A person who is not blind or partially blind may not use or carry a white cane, a cane that is white tipped with red, or a chrome, nickel, aluminum, or other reflecting or shining metal cane, in the manner described in subsection (a)(1) of this section.