2013 Maryland Code
§ 16-802 - Purpose; construction

MD Transp Code § 16-802 (2013) What's This?


(a) The purpose of this subtitle is to implement the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (Title XII of Public Law 99-570) and reduce or prevent heavy and commercial motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and injuries by:

(1) Disqualifying drivers for certain criminal offenses and serious traffic violations; and

(2) Strengthening licensing and testing standards.

(b) This subtitle is a remedial law and shall be liberally construed to promote the public health, safety, and welfare.

(c) To the extent that this subtitle conflicts with other subtitles of this title, this subtitle prevails.

(d) Where this subtitle is silent, the provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law apply.

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