2017 Maryland Code
Transportation
Title 16 - Vehicle Laws -- Drivers' Licenses
Subtitle 1 - Issuance, Expiration, and Renewal of Licenses
§ 16-103. Persons not to be licensed -- Minimum age requirements

  • (a) General rule. -- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Administration may not issue a driver's license to any individual who is not at least 18 years old.
  • (b) Certain licenses to persons 16 to 18. --
    • (1) Except as provided under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Administration may issue a noncommercial Class B, C, or M license to an individual under the age of 18 if the individual otherwise qualifies for a driver's license under this subtitle.
    • (2) The Administration may not issue a Class M license to an individual under the age of 18 years unless the individual has also completed satisfactorily a motorcycle safety course approved under Subtitle 6 of this title.
  • (c) Minimum age for learner's permit. -- The Administration may not issue:
    • (1) A learner's instructional permit to any individual who has not reached the age of 15 years, 9 months;
    • (2) A provisional license to any individual who has not reached the age of 16 years, 6 months; or
    • (3) A license to any individual who has not reached the age of 18 years.
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