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Maryland Vehicle Law

The Maryland Vehicle Law may be accessed on-line at the Maryland Division of State Documents. 

To navigate:

  • Go to  www.dsd.state.md.us, click Annotated Code of Maryland.  This will open the Maryland General Assembly’s website.
  • Scroll down page to “Maryland Statutes.”
  • Click “Statute Text” link.
  • Enter Article “Transportation” by typing or selecting pull down menu
  • Click “Submit Query” button
  • Enter Section by typing or selecting pull down menu
  • Click “Submit Query” button
  • You must select each section to view.

The following titles are of particular interest for motor carriers and drivers:
Title 11 (Definitions)                 Title 22 (Vehicle equipment)
Title 13 (Vehicle registration)     Title 23 (Vehicle inspections)
Title 16 (Driver licensing)          Title 24 (Vehicle size and weight)
Title 21 (Rules of the road)        Title 25 (Commercial motor vehicles)


Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

The Maryland Secretary of State, Division of State Documents provides this on-line access to COMAR at http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/

The following titles are of particular interest for motor carriers and drivers:

Title 11—Department of Transportation
 Subtitle 04—State Highway Administration
                        11.04.01—Permits for Oversize and Overweight (OS/OW) Vehicles
                        11.04.02—General Conditions for Movement of OS/OW Vehicles
                        11.04.03—Specific Conditions for Movement of Certain OS/OW Vehicles
                        11.04.04—OS/OW Vehicles—Escort Vehicles, Signing and Lighting
                        11.04.11—Overweight Vehicle Permits for Certain Containerized Cargo Hauling
                        11.04.12—Local Delivery Truck Routes

Subtitle 07—Maryland Transportation Authority

                         11.07.01—Transportation of Hazardous Materials
                         11.07.02—Vehicle Size and Width Restrictions

Subtitle 11—Motor Vehicle Administration—Administrative Procedures
                         11.11.12—Commercial Driver’s License Disqualification

Subtitle 21—Motor Vehicle Administration—Commercial Motor Vehicles

Subtitle 22—Motor Vehicle Administration—Preventive Maintenance Program


Partial Listing of Sections in Maryland Law pertaining to Commercial Motor Vehicles


Federal Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) can be accessed through http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.

For questions regarding any of these regulations, you can call the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at 443-703-2240, the Maryland State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division at 410-694-6100, or the Maryland State Highway Administration, Motor Carrier Division at 410-582-5734.