2016 Maryland Code
Title 21 - Vehicle Laws -- Rules of the Road
Subtitle 5 - Pedestrians' Rights and Rules
§ 21-511. Right-of-way of blind or deaf pedestrians

MD Transp Code § 21-511 (2016) What's This?

(a) In general. -- 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) Use of white or metal cane by others prohibited. -- 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.

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