Maryland Traffic Laws

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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 Violations Driving while under the influence (MD Transp. Code section 21-902)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Drivers must be licensed (MD Transp. Code section 16-101)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Required Security (MD Transp. Code Title 17)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Driving 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-Turn Vehicle turning left or making u-turn (MD Transp. Code section 21-402)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents and Accident Reports (MD Transp. Code Title 20)
Mechanical Violations Equipment of Vehicles (MD Transp. Code Title 22)
Reckless Driving Reckless and negligent driving (MD Transp. Code section 21-901.1)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings (MD Transp. Code Title 21 scroll to Subtitle 2)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Mandatory seat belt use (MD Transp. Code section 22-412.3)
Child safety seats (MD Transp. Code section 22-412.2)
Speeding Speed Restrictions (MD Transp. Code Title 21 scroll to Subtitle 8)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Equipment of Vehicles (MD Transp. Code Title 22)

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