2013 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
§ 16-104 - Classes of license enumerated; driving vehicle not authorized by license


MD Transp Code § 16-104 (2013) What's This?

Repealed by Acts 2011, ch. 65, § 1, effective April 12, 2011.

§ 16-104 - 1. Noncommercial licenses

(a) Class A. --

(1) A noncommercial Class A driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive combinations of Class F (tractor) and Class G (trailer) vehicles and any vehicle that a noncommercial Class B driver's license authorizes its holder to drive, except:

(i) Commercial motor vehicles; and

(ii) Motorcycles.

(2) An individual who is issued a noncommercial Class A driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a noncommercial Class A driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.

(b) Class B. --

(1) A noncommercial Class B driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive any single vehicle or combinations of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR), as defined in § 16-803 of this title, of 26,001 pounds and more and any vehicle that a noncommercial Class C driver's license authorizes its holder to drive, except:

(i) Commercial motor vehicles;

(ii) Motorcycles; and

(iii) Combinations of Class F (tractor) and Class G (trailer) vehicles.

(2) An individual who is issued a noncommercial Class B driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a noncommercial Class B driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.

(c) Class C. --

(1) A noncommercial Class C driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), as defined in § 16-803 of this title, of less than 26,001 pounds, except:

(i) Commercial motor vehicles; and

(ii) Motorcycles.

(2) An individual who is issued a noncommercial Class C driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a noncommercial Class C driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.

(d) Class M. --

(1) A Class M driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive motorcycles.

(2) An individual who is issued a Class M driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a Class M driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.

(e) Towing activities. -- Except when the towing vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle and subject to the provisions of this section, a noncommercial Class A, B, or C license holder may:

(1) Tow any travel trailer as defined in § 11-170 of this article;

(2) Tow any camping trailer as defined in § 11-106 of this article; or

(3) Tow any boat trailer as defined in § 11-104.1 of this article.

(f) Applicability of section. -- This section applies to any license issued or renewed on or after January 1, 1990.

§ 16-104 - 2. Moped operator's permit

(a) Minimum age; persons not possessing driver's license. -- On application, the Administration shall issue a moped operator's permit to an applicant who:

(1) Is 16 years of age or older;

(2) Does not possess a valid driver's license issued by this State or any other jurisdiction, but whose license or privilege to drive is not revoked, suspended, refused, or canceled;

(3) Provides satisfactory documentary evidence that the applicant has lawful status; and

(4) (i) Provides satisfactory documentary evidence that the applicant has a valid Social Security number by presenting the applicant's Social Security Administration account card or, if the Social Security Administration account card is not available, any of the following documents bearing the applicant's Social Security number:

1. A current W-2 form;

2. A current SSA-1099 form;

3. A current non-SSA-1099 form; or

4. A current pay stub with the applicant's name and Social Security number on it; or

(ii) Provides satisfactory documentary evidence that the applicant is not eligible for a Social Security number.

(b) Prerequisites to issuance. -- An applicant is entitled to receive a moped operator's permit if the applicant:

(1) Passes the examination provided for in § 16-110(c)(1) of this subtitle;

(2) Pays the fee provided for in this section; and

(3) Provides the documentary evidence described in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Form and contents of application and permit. -- Each application for a moped operator's permit shall be on a form and contain the information that the Administration requires and each permit issued shall be of a size, design, and content that the Administration specifies.

(d) Signing; operation authorized. --

(1) A permit is not valid unless the applicant signs the applicant's name on it in the applicant's usual signature.

(2) When issued and signed, a moped operator's permit only authorizes its holder to operate a moped, as defined in § 11-134.1 of this article or a motor scooter, as defined in § 11-134.5 of this article.

(e) Expiration and renewal. --

(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a moped operator's permit expires at the end of a period of not more than 5 years determined in regulations adopted by the Administration.

(2) (i) If an applicant has temporary lawful status, the Administration may not issue a moped operator's permit to the applicant for a period that extends beyond the expiration date of the applicant's authorized stay in the United States or, if there is no expiration date, for a period longer than 1 year.

(ii) Nothing contained in this paragraph may be construed to allow the issuance of a moped operator's permit for a period longer than the period described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(iii) The Administration shall indicate on the face and in the machine-readable zone of a temporary moped operator's permit issued under this paragraph that the permit is a temporary moped operator's permit.

(3) It may be renewed on application and payment of the fee required by subsection (f) of this section.

(f) Fee. --

(1) For issuance or renewal of a moped operator's permit, an applicant shall pay the Administration a fee established by the Administration.

(2) For issuance of a duplicate moped operator's permit, an applicant shall pay the Administration a fee established by the Administration.

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