2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 5 - Pedestrians' Rights and Rules
Section 21-502 - Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.

§ 21-502. Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.

(a)  In general.-  

(1) This subsection does not apply where: 

(i) A pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing is provided, as described in § 21-503 (b) of this subtitle; or 

(ii) A traffic control signal is in operation. 

(2) The driver of a vehicle shall come to a stop when a pedestrian crossing the roadway in a crosswalk is: 

(i) On the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling; or 

(ii) Approaching from an adjacent lane on the other half of the roadway. 

(b)  Duty of pedestrian.- A pedestrian may not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. 

(c)  Passing of vehicle stopped for pedestrian prohibited.- If, at a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, a vehicle is stopped to let a pedestrian cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 661/2, § 11-502; 1977, ch. 14, § 2; ch. 541, § 3; 1978, ch. 26; 1982, ch. 721; 2003, ch. 325; 2004, ch. 388.] 

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