By Maryland law, bicycles are vehicles. Bicyclists are authorized users of the roadway, and have rights-of-way and the same duty to obey all traffic signals as motorists. But bicyclists are less visible, quieter, and don’t have a protective barrier around them. Motorists must drive carefully near bicyclists: Even a slight mistake can result in serious injury or even death.
The other areas are also covered:
- Expect bicyclists on the road
- Following a bicyclist
- Pass with care–give bikes at least 3 feet
- Use caution at intersections, bridges and driveways
- Watch for children