2013 Maryland Code
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§ 21-1302 - Riding on motorcycles


MD Transp Code § 21-1302 (2013) What's This?

§21-1302.

(a) The operator of a motorcycle may ride the motorcycle only on the permanent and regular seat attached to it.

(b) The operator of a motorcycle may not carry any other person unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride on the permanent and regular seat, if designed for two persons, or on another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or side of the operator.

(c) A person other than the operator of a motorcycle may not ride on a motorcycle unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride on the permanent and regular seat, if designed for 2 persons, or on another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or side of the operator.

(d) A person may ride on a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the motorcycle.

(e) A person may not operate a motorcycle while carrying any package, bundle, or other article that prevents him from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

(f) The operator of a motorcycle may not carry any person in a position that interferes with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.

(g) A person other than the operator of a motorcycle may not ride in a position that interferes with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.

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