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Maryland Traffic Laws

Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Maryland -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving while under the influence (MD Transp. Code section 21-902)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseDrivers must be licensed (MD Transp. Code section 16-101)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceRequired Security (MD Transp. Code Title 17)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationDriving or allowing certain unregistered vehicles to be driven (MD Transp. Code section 13-401)
Vehicles subject to registration (MD Transp. Code section 13-402)
Illegal U-TurnVehicle turning left or making u-turn (MD Transp. Code section 21-402)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunAccidents and Accident Reports (MD Transp. Code Title 20)
Mechanical ViolationsEquipment of Vehicles (MD Transp. Code Title 22)
Reckless DrivingReckless and negligent driving (MD Transp. Code section 21-901.1)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignTraffic Signs, Signals, and Markings (MD Transp. Code Title 21 scroll to Subtitle 2)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsMandatory seat belt use (MD Transp. Code section 22-412.3)
Child safety seats (MD Transp. Code section 22-412.2)
SpeedingSpeed Restrictions (MD Transp. Code Title 21 scroll to Subtitle 8)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsEquipment of Vehicles (MD Transp. Code Title 22)
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