2013 Maryland Code
§ 11-136 - Motorcycle

MD Transp Code § 11-136 (2013) What's This?


(a) “Motorcycle” means a motor vehicle that:

(1) Has motive power;

(2) Has a seat or saddle for the use of the rider;

(3) Is designed to travel:

(i) On not more than three wheels in contact with the ground; and

(ii) At speeds exceeding 35 miles per hour; and

(4) Is of a type required to comply with all motor vehicle safety standards applicable to motorcycles under federal law.

(b) A detachable sidecar is an accessory to and not a part of a motorcycle.

§ 11-136 - 1. Moving violation

"Moving violation" means:

(1) A moving violation as defined in regulations adopted by the Administration for the purpose of assessing points under § 16-402 of this article; or

(2) A violation of a substantially similar nature reported from another jurisdiction, other than a violation of the jurisdiction's size, weight, load, equipment, or inspection provisions.

§ 11-136 - 2. Multipurpose passenger vehicle

"Multipurpose passenger vehicle" means a motor vehicle that:

(1) Is designed primarily for carrying persons and which is constructed on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operations;

(2) Has 3 wheels; or

(3) Is of a unique design that does not clearly meet the requirements of any other class, as determined by the Administrator.

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