Maryland HB 984 – Vehicle Laws – Left Lane – Use for Passing

Bill Location:
MarylandAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Vehicle Laws - Left Lane - Use for Passing

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE March 16, 2019: Unfavorable report by Committee; bill withdrawn.

HB 984 was introduced February 8, 2019 and was then referred to the House Environment & Transportation Committee. The Committee has scheduled a hearing for March 1st.

The NMA supports this lane courtesy bill which requires drivers on a roadway that has three or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction with a certain posted maximum speed limit to only use the far left lane for overtaking and passing another vehicle in a certain manner and under certain circumstances, i.e., keep right to let faster traffic pass on the left except for certain situations detailed in the bill such as preparing for a left lane exit.


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