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SECTION 1274
Riding on roadways, shoulders and lanes reserved for non-motorized vehicles and devices
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 34-C
§ 1274. Riding on roadways, shoulders and lanes reserved for
non-motorized vehicles and devices. 1. Upon all roadways, any electric
personal assistive mobility device shall be operated either on a usable
bicycle or in-line skate lane or, if a usable bicycle or in-line skate
lane has not been provided, near the right-hand curb or edge of the
roadway or upon a usable right-hand shoulder in such a manner as to
prevent undue interference with the flow of traffic except when
preparing to enter into a crosswalk to turn left at or to cross an
intersection or when reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that would
make it unsafe to continue along near the right-hand curb or edge of the
roadway. Conditions to be taken into consideration include, but are not
limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, in-line
skaters, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards and traffic lanes too
narrow for an electric personal assistive mobility device and a vehicle
to travel safely side-by-side within the lane.

2. Persons operating electric personal assistive mobility devices upon
a roadway shall ride single file. Persons operating electric personal
assistive mobility devices upon a shoulder, bicycle or in-line skate
lane, or bicycle or in-line skate path, intended for the use of
bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices or in-line skates
may ride two or more abreast if sufficient space is available, except
that when passing a vehicle, bicycle, electric personal assistive
mobility device, person on in-line skates or pedestrian standing or
proceeding along such shoulder, lane or path, persons operating electric
personal assistive mobility devices shall operate such devices in single
file.

3. Any person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device
who is entering the roadway from a private road, driveway, alley or over
a curb shall come to a full stop before entering the roadway.