2013 Maryland Code
§ 11-205 - Private rights preserved

MD Transp Code § 11-205 (2013) What's This?


(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided in the Maryland Vehicle Law:

(1) The provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law do not in any way add to or detract from the right of any person who is injured or whose property is damaged by the negligent operation of a motor vehicle to sue and recover damages as in the case of the negligent use or operation of any other vehicle; and

(2) The violation of any provision of the Maryland Vehicle Law does not give any right of action to any person who would not be entitled to it in the absence of the provision.

(b) The provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law do not prevent the owner of any real property that is used, with permission of the owner and not as a matter of right, by the public for vehicular travel from:

(1) Prohibiting the use;

(2) Requiring the use to be subject to conditions other than those specified in the Maryland Vehicle Law; or

(3) Otherwise regulating the use in his discretion.

(c) In Calvert County, a police officer may enforce the provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law on a private roadway in Calvert County that is located within a residential subdivision or community and used for vehicular travel by residents of the subdivision or community.

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