It's the Law in Maryland

  • Yield the Right-of-Way to Bicyclists.
  • Bicycles are treated as vehicles in Maryland.
  • Motorists must yield the right-of-way to bicyclists.
  • Do not attempt to share the lane with bicyclists.
  • If you are unable to safely pass them, reduce your speed, and follow the bicycle at a safe distance. Wait for a safe opportunity to pass, allowing adequate clearance, about three feet from the side of your vehicle, and return to your lane when you can clearly see the bicyclist in your rear view mirror.
  • A bicycle is not restricted to the right side of the road.
  • Share the road and do not use your horn. The bicyclist can usually hear an approaching vehicle and loud noises can startle the bicyclist and may cause an accident.

    by B' Spokes

    Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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    . What's up with the referenced web page? The MVA's website is a government site with a domain name of: Why isn't the domain name the same? --- -- iodaniell

    Ok... Going to, I found: The Maryland Driver's Handbook

    Guide Two contains:
    The rules of the road for cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists.

    PDF pages 54-56 (document pages 52-54) contain the guidance addressed to bicyclists/drivers for sharing the road.


    To get the referenced text above from hover over "About MVA" on the left then select "Rules of the Road" and you