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§ 21-801. Driving vehicle at reasonable and prudent speeds required

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Speed Restrictions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-801
§ 21-801. Driving vehicle at reasonable and prudent speeds required
In general
(a) A person may not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed that, with regard to the actual and potential dangers existing, is more than that which is reasonable and prudent under the conditions.
Control of speed to avoid collisions with people or other vehicles
(b) At all times, the driver of a vehicle on a highway shall control the speed of the vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with any person or any vehicle or other conveyance that, in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care, is on or entering the highway.
Reduced speed at intersection which cross traffic not required to stop
(c) Consistent with the requirements of this section, the driver of a vehicle shall drive at an appropriate, reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection at which cross traffic is not required to stop by a traffic control device.
Reduced speed when approaching and crossing railroad crossing
(d) Consistent with the requirements of this section, the driver of a vehicle shall drive at an appropriate, reduced speed when approaching and crossing a railroad grade crossing.
Reduced speed when approaching and going around curve
(e) Consistent with the requirements of this section, the driver of a vehicle shall drive at an appropriate, reduced speed when approaching and going around a curve.
Reduced speed when approaching crest of a grade
(f) Consistent with the requirements of this section, the driver of a vehicle shall drive at an appropriate, reduced speed when approaching the crest of a grade.
Reduced speed on narrow or winding roadways
(g) Consistent with the requirements of this section, the driver of a vehicle shall drive at an appropriate, reduced speed when traveling on any narrow or winding roadway.
Special dangers due to pedestrians, other traffic, or weather or highway conditions
(h) Consistent with the requirements of this section, the driver of a vehicle shall drive at an appropriate, reduced speed when any special danger exists as to pedestrians or other traffic or because of weather or highway conditions.

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Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 472, § 1.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 11-801.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-801, MD TRANS § 21-801
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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