Maryland Crosswalk Laws
Maryland Crosswalk + Pedestrian Laws
- At intersections with traffic control signals, pedestrians can only cross the street in the marked crosswalk
- Pedestrians facing a red traffic signal cannot enter the roadway
- Pedestrians cannot begin walking into a crosswalk if there is a solid Do Not Walk or raised hand signal.
- Pedestrians cannot cross diagonally through an intersection unless authorized to do so by a traffic control device
- Pedestrians should yield the right of way to vehicles when crossing the street anywhere other than in a marked crosswalk or in an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection
- Pedestrians must use sidewalks when they are provided. If there are no sidewalks, pedestrians should walk on the left shoulder or side of the road facing traffic.
- Drivers must come to a complete stop for pedestrians crossing the street in a crosswalk if the pedestrian is on the side of the road the vehicle is driving or is approaching the vehicle’s lane from the other side of the road
- It is illegal to pass another vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk
- Vehicles turning right or left on a green light must yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk
- At red lights, vehicles must stop at the clearly marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk.
- Drivers have a responsibility to exercise due care and proper precaution to avoid hitting pedestrians.
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