Maryland is a state of the United States of America.
The North thinks that Maryland is the South and the South thinks it's the North. It is kinda the south- people drive their pickup trucks to high school with Confederate flags in the back window- but it's not the South south.
21-507. Certain activities by pedestrians prohibited [Amendment subject to abrogation]. (a) Soliciting rides, employment, or business.- Except for the occupant of a disabled vehicle who seeks the aid of another vehicle, a person may not stand in a roadway to solicit a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
Appendix B. Definitions: Roadway: That portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel and parking lanes, but exclusive of the sidewalk, berm, or shoulder even though such sidewalk, berm, or shoulder is used by persons riding bicycles or other human-powered vehicles.
In Maryland, the definition of roadway is exclusive of a shoulder, berm, or sidewalk and allows for solicitation of rides from these areas.
Note:All land owned by the National Park service prohibits hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.
- Catoctin Mountain Park
4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited.
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