2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 11 - Miscellaneous Rules
Section 21-1122 - Noise limitations on use of sound amplification systems.

§ 21-1122. Noise limitations on use of sound amplification systems.

(a)  "Sound amplification system" defined.- In this section, "sound amplification system" means a compact disc player, a radio, a tape player, or a similar device. 

(b)  Applicability of section.- This section does not apply to: 

(1) Authorized emergency vehicles; 

(2) Vehicles operated by communications, electric, gas, or water utilities; 

(3) A sound amplification system operated to request assistance or to warn of a hazardous situation; or 

(4) Unless otherwise prohibited by local law, a sound amplification system used for advertising, parades, or for political or other special events. 

(c)  Prohibited acts.- When a motor vehicle is being operated on a highway, the driver of the vehicle may not operate or permit the operation of a sound amplification system from the vehicle that can be heard outside the vehicle from 50 or more feet. 

(d)  Penalties.-  

(1) A person who violates this section is subject to criminal penalties under § 27-101 of this article. 

(2) A violation of this section is not considered a moving violation for purposes of § 16-402 of this article. 

[1997, ch. 674; 2000, ch. 531.] 

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