Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New MD law on passing bicyclists

As of October 1st, 2010, Maryland law now requires that when drivers pass a bicyclist on the road, they must give at least 3 feet separation between their vehicle and the bike. Exceptions to the rule include:
  1. A bicyclist is not riding in the designated bike lane
  2. A bicyclist has taken the lane.  Bicyclists should use the entire lane on roadways that are too narrow for bikes and cars to share comfortably.
  3. The road isn't wide enough to legally pass with 3 feet separation.

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