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§ 21-511. Blind, deaf or mobility impaired pedestrians

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Pedestrians' Rights and Rules (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-511
§ 21-511. Blind, deaf or mobility impaired pedestrians
Driver of vehicle required to yield right-of-way to blind, deaf, or mobility impaired pedestrians
(a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to:
(1) A blind or partially blind pedestrian using a guide dog or carrying a cane predominantly white or metallic in color (with or without a red tip);
(2) A deaf or hearing impaired pedestrian accompanied by a guide dog; or
(3) A mobility impaired individual crossing a roadway while using any of the following mobility-assisted devices:
(i) A manual or motorized wheelchair;
(ii) A motorized scooter;
(iii) Crutches; or
(iv) A cane.
Persons not blind or partially blind prohibited from using or carrying white cane
(b) A person who is not blind or partially blind may not use or carry a white cane, a cane that is white tipped with red, or a chrome, nickel, aluminum, or other reflecting or shining metal cane, in the manner described in subsection (a)(1) of this section.


Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1978, c. 929; Acts 1979, c. 565; Acts 1980, c. 340; Acts 1991, c. 116; Acts 1994, c. 179, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Acts 1997, c. 329, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 11-504.1.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-511, MD TRANS § 21-511
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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