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MD Manual New 2013
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These are located every mile on interstate
roadways to serve as a location point for drivers
when they need assistance.

Destination Guide

Park and Ride

General Service Signs








U.S Route

State Route

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Single Solid–

Marks left edge lines on


divided highways, one-way
roads, and ramps.

Double (side-by-side) Separation of lanes where

travel is in the same
direction and lane changing
is prohibited. May be
used to separate general
travel lanes from adjacent
preferential lanes, such
as HOV lanes. Also may
be used in advance of
obstructions that may be
passed on either side.

Double (side by side) Separation of lanes where

travel is in opposite
directions and passing is
prohibited in both directions.
Left turn maneuvers across
this marking are permitted.
Also used in advance of
obstructions that may be
passed only on the right

Double (side by side) Marks the edges of

reversible lanes.

Solid plus Broken– Separation of lanes where

travel is in opposite
directions and passing is
permitted with care for
traffc adjacent to the broken
line, but prohibited for traffc
adjacent to the solid line.
Used on two-way roadways
where passing is permitted
in only one direction. Also
used to mark edges of two-
way left turn lanes – solid
lines on the outside, broken
lines on the inside.

Single Dotted–

Extension of lines through

Yellow or White

intersections. Color the same
as that of the line being
extended. Also used to
separate turn, entrance
and exit lanes from
through lanes.

2. Other Pavement Markings

Other highway pavement markings are critical
to safe driving and it is important to recognize
and understand them as well. They include:

a. Stop lines: white, solid lines that indicate
where a vehicle is to stop for a STOP sign
or red traffc signal.
b. Yield lines: rows of small triangles
extending across the lane that indicate
where a vehicle is to yield to other vehicles
or pedestrians.


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Pedestrian crosswalk lines are white, solid
lines that emphasize pedestrian crossing
points. Crosswalks may have additional lines
between the white, solid lines or in place of
the parallel lines.

Bike Lane Marking

Shared-Use Lane Markings

c. Word and symbol markings:
• arrow markings to designate lane use,
lane reductions, and direction of travel;
• markings used with arrows or other
word messages to advise that only the
movement indicated may be made from
the lane in which the message is shown;
• ‘SCHOOL’ and ‘RxR’ markings to warn
drivers that they are approaching school
areas and railroad crossings.

3. Pavement Markings for Bicycles and

Bicycles share most of Maryland’s roads with
motor vehicles without specifc traffc signs or
pavement markings. Some roads, mostly in
urban areas, do have shared-use lane markings
(see photos). These markings alert motorists
that bicyclists may be on the road, indicate
to bicyclists where to ride, and discourage
bicycling in the wrong direction.

Some roads have pavement markings that show
lanes specifcally designated for the exclusive
use of bicycles. Solid or broken white lines
separate these bike lanes from motor vehicle
travel lanes. You may see bike lanes marked with
bike lane signs or by a combination of bicycle
symbols and arrows. Where parallel parking is
allowed, similar lines may separate the bicycle
lanes from the parking lanes.

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Section V – Driving Situations
and Conditions

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