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§ 21-506. Rules for pedestrians walking along and on roadways

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Pedestrians' Rights and Rules (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-506
§ 21-506. Rules for pedestrians walking along and on roadways
Where sidewalks provided
(a) Where a sidewalk is provided, a pedestrian may not walk along and on an adjacent roadway.
Where sidewalks not provided
(b) Where a sidewalk is not provided, a pedestrian who walks along and on a highway may walk only on the left shoulder, if practicable, or on the left side of the roadway, as near as practicable to the edge of the roadway, facing any traffic that might approach from the opposite direction.


Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 754, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 11-506.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-506, MD TRANS § 21-506
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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