2022 Maryland Statutes
Title 22 - Vehicle Laws -- Equipment of Vehicles
Subtitle 6 - Noise Abatement Program
Section 22-611 - Operation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle Equipped With Engine Brakes

    (a)    In this section, “engine brake” means an add–on engine compression brake for diesel engines.

    (b)    A person may not operate a commercial motor vehicle equipped with an engine brake unless the engine brake is connected to a properly functioning exhaust muffler system in constant operation when the vehicle’s ignition is engaged.

    (c)    A person may not disable the exhaust muffler system of a commercial motor vehicle that is equipped with an engine brake except to make a bona fide repair or replacement.

    (d)    A person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to:

        (1)    For a first offense, a fine of not less than $250 and not exceeding $1,000; and

        (2)    For a second or subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $500 and not exceeding $1,000.

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