2018 Maryland Code
Title 21 - Vehicle Laws -- Rules of the Road
Subtitle 13 - Operation of Motorcycles
§ 21-1303. Operating on laned roadways

  • (a) Scope of section. --

    • (1) On any roadway that is divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic, the following rules, in addition to any others consistent with them apply.

    • (2) Subsections (c) and (d) of this section do not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.

  • (b) Motorcycle entitled to full use of lane. --

    • (1) This subsection does not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.

    • (2) Every motorcycle is entitled to the full use of a lane, and a motor vehicle may not be driven in any manner that deprives any motorcycle of the full use of a lane.

  • (c) Overtaking and passing. -- The operator of a motorcycle may not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

  • (d) Driving between lanes of traffic prohibited. -- A person may not operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

  • (e) Motorcycles not to be driven more than two abreast. -- Motorcycles may not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.

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