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§ 21-303. Overtaking and passing of vehicles going in same direction

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Driving on Right Side of Roadway; Overtaking and Passing; Use of Roadway (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-303
§ 21-303. Overtaking and passing of vehicles going in same direction
Application of section
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, this section governs the overtaking and passing of vehicles going in the same direction.
Overtaking vehicle to pass to the left
(b) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle that is going in the same direction shall pass to the left of the overtaken vehicle at a safe distance.
Passing vehicle able to drive directly in front of overtaken vehicle when clear
(c) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle that is going in the same direction, until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle, may not drive any part of his vehicle directly in front of the overtaken vehicle.
Overtaken vehicle to give way to right of passing vehicle
(d) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle, on audible signal, shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle.
Overtaken vehicle prohibited from increasing speed of vehicle
(e) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle, until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle, may not increase the speed of his vehicle.

Credits

Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 472, § 1; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 11-303.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-303, MD TRANS § 21-303
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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