Although there are fairly uniform motor vehicle traffic rules across the United States, the same cannot be said about laws related to bike riders. If you’ve been injured while riding your bike on the roads of Maryland, you may be curious about what the Maryland bike laws are. Here we’ll look at Maryland law related to safe passing.
Maryland requires that the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle pass safely at a distance at least three feet, unless, at the time:
- The bicycle rider fails to ride in conformance with the laws requiring riding to the right side of the roadway or riding within a bike lane,
- A passing clearance of less than three feet is caused solely by the bicycle rider failing to maintain a steady course, or
- The highway on which the vehicle is being driven is not wide enough to lawfully pass the bicycle at a distance of at least three feet.
If you have been injured in a collision with a car in Maryland, call my firm at 888-542-4743 as soon as you can.