2019 Maryland Code
Title 16 - Vehicle Laws -- Drivers' Licenses
Subtitle 6 - Motorcycle Safety Program
§ 16-603. Motorcycle safety courses
(a) The Department and the Administration shall administer the Motorcycle Safety Program.
(b) The Administration, a State or community college, a State university, an agency of a political subdivision, or any other person approved and designated by the Administration may organize and manage a motorcycle safety training center and may offer motorcycle safety courses at those centers that it operates.
(c) The Administration may operate a mobile training center to provide courses at various locations in the State.
(d) (1) Subject to the regulations adopted under this subtitle, any resident of this State who possesses a valid Class E or Class M driver’s license, a Class E or Class M learner’s instructional permit, or is eligible for a Class M learner’s instructional permit, may enroll in a course.
(2) A nonresident may apply for and be accepted for enrollment in courses authorized under this subtitle; however, the reimbursement provided under § 16–605(b) of this subtitle may not be made for a nonresident trainee.
(3) An eligible individual may take a course more than one time, but the reimbursement provided in § 16–605(b) of this subtitle may only be paid one time for any individual.
(4) For a course that is to be reimbursed under this subtitle, a training center may charge a trainee a reasonable course registration fee.
(5) For a course offered at a training center operated by the Administration, the Administration may collect a reasonable course registration fee established by the Administration.
(e) The courses may be offered throughout the calendar year.
(f) The successful completion of the Administration approved basic motorcycle safety course shall be considered the equivalent of passing the skills and knowledge test required under §§ 16–105 and 16–110 of this title for obtaining a Class M driver’s license.
(g) (1) The Department shall provide a program coordinator to organize and administer all tasks related to the achievement of the purpose of the Motorcycle Safety Program as provided under this subtitle.
(2) The program coordinator shall be experienced in the motorcycle safety field and shall possess those qualifications as may be specified by the Secretary.