Maryland Traffic Lawyer Explains The Rules For “Passing on The Right”

Passing on the right in Maryland

We all pass cars on the left from time-to-time, but if you’ve ever passed a car on the right, you may have ended up with a ticket.

According to Maryland traffic law, passing on the right is only permitted if:

“The overtaken vehicle is making or about to make a left turn.”

“On a highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked vehicles and wide enough for two or more lines of vehicles moving lawfully in the same direction as the overtaking vehicle.”

“On any one-way roadway, if the roadway is free from obstruction and wide enough for two or more lines of moving vehicles.”

Aside from these exceptions, the conditions of the road on the right side must be safe and the overtaking car may not drive off the roadway in order to pass. If you are unsure of whether or not you should pass on the right, don’t do it.

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