Pass on the Left.
It's legal in Maryland to pass on the left or right on
multilane highways. According to Maryland driving law
passing on the left is preferable, whenever possible.
Maryland driving law is also tough on drunk drivers. If a
driver is pulled over and has a blood alcohol
concentration of .08 or higher, he or she will be
arrested for drunk driving. The .08 level can translate
into just a drink or two depending on one's height and
weight. Refusing a breath test is admissible as evidence
in Maryland courts, too.
Yield the right-of-way to Bicyclists
As per the driving law in Maryland motorists must yield
the right-of-way to bicyclists. Do not attempt to share
the lane with bicyclists. If you are unable to safely
pass them, reduce your speed, and follow the bicycle at a
safe distance. Wait for a safe opportunity to pass,
allowing adequate clearance, about three feet from the
side of your vehicle, and return to your lane when you
can clearly see the bicyclist in your rear view mirror.
Turn On Lights in the Rain.
Driving law in Maryland requires all drivers to turn on
their headlights whenever they are using their windshield
Everyone seated in the front seat must have their seat
belts fastened as per the driving law in Maryland State.
If age 15 or younger, they must always wear a seat belt
regardless of where they are seated. Children under 6 and
those who weigh less than 40 pounds must be in a child
safety seat. Any passenger in a car being driven by a
person with a provisional driverís license must also use
a seatbelt or a child safety seat.
Stop for Pedestrians.
Itís the law in Maryland State that all vehicles must
stop for any pedestrian. Always prepare to stop when you
approach a junction and look out for pedestrian traffic.
Yield to the Right at 4-Way Stop Signs.
At all intersections controlled with 4-way stop signs in
Maryland, the vehicle that arrives first may proceed
through the intersection. Drivers must first stop at the
stop sign. If more than one of you arrives at the stop
signs at approximately the same time, you must yield to
the vehicle to your right. That motorist proceeds first.