2010 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
TITLE 21 - VEHICLE LAWS - RULES OF THE ROAD
Subtitle 11 - Miscellaneous Rules
Section 21-1101 - Unattended motor vehicle.

§ 21-1101. Unattended motor vehicle.
 

(a)  Duty of driver upon leaving unattended vehicle.- Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person driving or otherwise in charge of a motor vehicle may not leave it unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked, the key removed, and the brake effectively set. 

(b)  Procedure for vehicles on grades.- A person driving or otherwise in charge of a motor vehicle may not leave the motor vehicle unattended until, if the vehicle is on a grade, the front wheels are turned to the curb or side of the highway. 

(c)  Animals left in vehicles.- When a cat or dog is left in the unattended vehicle of an on-duty law enforcement officer or an animal control officer, the provisions of subsection (a) of this section do not apply to the law enforcement officer or the animal control officer. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 661/2, § 11-1101; 1977, ch. 14, § 2; 1986, ch. 472, § 1; 1988, ch. 296.] 
 
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