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Full Stop before a Turn on Red.


As per the Maryland driving law, the drivers can turn right after stopping for a red light unless there is a sign prohibiting it. Drivers in Maryland State may also turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street if there is no sign that says "No Turn on Red".

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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.


Drunk drivers


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 wipers.


Wear Seatbelts.


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.

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