2017 Maryland Code
Transportation
Title 16 - Vehicle Laws -- Drivers' Licenses
Subtitle 1 - Issuance, Expiration, and Renewal of Licenses
§ 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 other than autocycles.
    • (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 other than autocycles; 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 other than autocycles.
    • (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 other than autocycles.
    • (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. --
    • (1) This subsection does not apply to an autocycle or when the towing vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle.
    • (2) Subject to the provisions of this section, a noncommercial Class A, B, or C license holder may:
      • (i) Tow any travel trailer as defined in § 11-170 of this article;
      • (ii) Tow any camping trailer as defined in § 11-106 of this article; or
      • (iii) 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.
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