2021 Maryland Statutes
Title 21 - Vehicle Laws -- Rules of the Road
Subtitle 3 - Driving on Right Side of Roadway; Overtaking and Passing; Use of Roadway
Section 21-314 - Use of High Occupancy Vehicle (Hov) Lanes

    (a)    In this section, “HOV lane” means a high occupancy vehicle lane, the use of which is restricted by a traffic control device during specified times to vehicles carrying at least a specified number of occupants.

    (b)    Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person may not drive a vehicle in an HOV lane unless authorized by a traffic control device.

    (c)    The following vehicles may be driven in an HOV lane at all times regardless of the number of passengers in or on the vehicle:

        (1)    A bus;

        (2)    A motorcycle;

        (3)    A plug–in electric drive vehicle displaying a valid permit issued under § 25–108 of this article; and

        (4)    A tow truck that is properly registered in accordance with § 13–920 of this article and is using any visual signal that meets the requirements of § 22–218 of this article while responding to a call for service if an appropriate law enforcement agency has authorized the tow truck operator to use HOV lanes.

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