Motor Vehicles

Automobiles

Criminal

  • This article describes Maryland's driving while impaired by alcohol laws.

Licenses

  • In the past few sessions of the Maryland General Assembly, several new laws were passed that greatly restrict the way minors can operate their automobiles
  • Driving without a license is a criminal offense. This article describes how to replace a lost license.

DWI

  • This article describes Maryland's driving while impaired by alcohol laws.

Traffic Court

Motor Vehicles

  • Maryland law restricts reading, writing, or sending a text message, or using a handheld telephone, while operating a motor vehicle.
  • What does Maryland require to lawfully drive a car? Registration and tags, a valid driver’s license, an inspection, an emissions test, and insurance.
  • A public record can be corrected or a vehicle titled by petitioning for a writ of mandamus. Mandamus (Latin for "we command") is a writ issued by a court commanding a public official to perform an action.
  • Under Maryland law every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child restraint and every child from 8 to 16 years old who is not secured in a child restraint must be secured in a vehicle seat belt.

Youth Law

  • Maryland law restricts reading, writing, or sending a text message, or using a handheld telephone, while operating a motor vehicle.
  • In the past few sessions of the Maryland General Assembly, several new laws were passed that greatly restrict the way minors can operate their automobiles
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