2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 21 - VEHICLE LAWS - RULES OF THE ROAD
Subtitle 11 - Miscellaneous Rules
Section 21-1124 - Prohibition against use of wireless communication device while driving by minor holding learner's permit or provisional license.
§ 21-1124. Prohibition against use of wireless communication device while driving by minor holding learner's permit or provisional license.
(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) "9-1-1 system" has the meaning stated in § 1-301 of the Public Safety Article.
(3) "Wireless communication device" means:
(i) A handheld or hands-free device used to access a wireless telephone service; or
(ii) A text messaging device.
(b) Applicability of section.- This section does not apply to the use of a wireless communication device to contact a 9-1-1 system.
(c) Prohibition.- A holder of a learner's instructional permit or a provisional driver's license who is under the age of 18 years may not use a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
(d) Enforcement.- A police officer may enforce this section only as a secondary action when the police officer detains a driver for a suspected violation of another provision of the Code.
(e) Suspension of license.-
(1) If the Administration receives satisfactory evidence that an individual has violated this section, the Administration:
(i) May suspend the individual's driver's license for not more than 90 days; and
(ii) May issue a restricted license for the period of suspension that is limited to driving a motor vehicle:
1. In the course of the individual's employment;
2. For the purpose of driving to or from a place of employment; or
3. For the purpose of driving to or from school.
(2) An individual may request a hearing as provided for a suspension or revocation under Title 12, Subtitle 2 of this article.
[2005, chs. 543, 544; 2006, ch. 38; 2007, ch. 5.]
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