Md. TRANSPORTATION Code Ann. § 21-502

§ 21-502. Pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks

(a)  In general. —

(1)  This subsection does not apply where:

(i)  A pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing is provided, as described in § 21-503(b) of this subtitle; or

(ii)  A traffic control signal is in operation.

(2)  The driver of a vehicle shall come to a stop when a pedestrian crossing the roadway in a crosswalk is:

(i)  On the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling; or

(ii)  Approaching from an adjacent lane on the other half of the roadway.

(b)  Duty of pedestrian. —  A pedestrian may not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

(c)  Passing of vehicle stopped for pedestrian prohibited. —  If, at a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, a vehicle is stopped to let a pedestrian cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.

(d)  Violation of section that contributes to accident prohibited. —  A person may not commit a violation of subsection (a) or (c) of this section that contributes to an accident.

(e)  Penalties for violation of section. —  A person convicted of a violation of subsection (d) of this section is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 2 months or a fine not exceeding $ 1,000 or both.



Similar Law in Other Jurisdictions

  • Texas: Sec. 552.003: Pedestrian right-of-way at crosswalks
  • Virginia: Virginia Code 46.2-924: Drivers to stop for pedestrians; installation of certain signs; penalty