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Old 11-15-10, 11:22 PM   #1
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Please help to get correct bike laws on-line

Seriously I could really use everyone's help with this.

Link 1
This is now 4 years out of date and being nice in the past has not got any action on this.
http://www.sha.maryland.gov/OPPEN/acom_bike_laws1.pdf


Link 2
This basically makes a lot of erroneous summaries of our laws and presents them like they are verbatim quotes (ride right unless a lane is too narrow for a bicycle. Do I need to say more?)
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Driver-S...le/default.htm

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So what I am asking is if everyone take a moment to write:

governor@gov.state.md.us;
cc: Beverley Swaim-Staley <bswaim-staley@mdot.state.md.us>; Michael Jackson <mjackson3@mdot.state.md.us>;

Sub: Please correct bicycle law summaries

Please correct the information on the following web pages as it is either 4 years out of date or terribly inaccurate. Previous requests have not resulted in any changes.

http://www.sha.maryland.gov/OPPEN/acom_bike_laws1.pdf
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Driver-S...le/default.htm

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Old 11-15-10, 11:46 PM   #2
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Can you explain how they differ?

I am not trying to seem like I have mush for brains. Because, I did notice a big difference between what it says in the traffic code and, what it says in the Drivers Handbook. When I compared them earlier this year.
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Some of the first link errors: mandatory shoulder use - now gone, requiring a front wheel to skid - now gone, cyclists always prohibited on toll facilities - now gone, mandatory bell - now gone. Missing: cyclists right-of-way in bike lanes and shoulders.

Some of the second link errors are: the summary of our 3' law is wrong on all exceptions, a lane too narrow to share is now a lane to narrow for a bicycle, left turn is now a justify turn and the optional red rear light is not mentioned.
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