Md. TRANSPORTATION Code Ann. § 21-511

§ 21-511. Right-of-way of blind or deaf pedestrians

(a)  In general. —  The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to:

(1)  A blind or partially blind pedestrian using a guide dog or carrying a cane predominantly white or metallic in color (with or without a red tip);

(2)  A deaf or hearing impaired pedestrian accompanied by a guide dog; or

(3)  A mobility impaired individual crossing a roadway while using any of the following mobility-assisted devices:

(i)  A manual or motorized wheelchair;

(ii)  A motorized scooter;

(iii)  Crutches; or

(iv)  A cane.

(b)  Use of white or metal cane by others prohibited. —  A person who is not blind or partially blind may not use or carry a white cane, a cane that is white tipped with red, or a chrome, nickel, aluminum, or other reflecting or shining metal cane, in the manner described in subsection (a)(1) of this section.



Similar Law in Other Jurisdictions

  • Texas: Sec. 552.010: Blind Pedestrians
  • Virginia: Virginia Code 46.2-932.1: Duty of driver approaching blind pedestrian; effect of failure of blind person to carry white cane or use dog guide.