Maryland’s Traffic Violation Point System
Maryland drivers with at least eight points within two years will receive a notice of suspension. The suspension period depends on the driver’s history.
Maryland’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
Maryland requires teen drivers to obtain an instruction permit before being issued a driver’s license. However, even after licensing, teen drivers are subject to a multitude of restrictions and requirements.i
Maryland’s Texting-While-Driving and Distracted Driving Laws
Maryland’s distracted driving laws generally prohibit all motorists from talking on a handheld cellphone or texting messaging while driving. Learn about the laws's specifics, including the costs of a cellphone or texting ticket.
Maryland's Speeding Laws and Penalties
Maryland has two types of speeding laws: a basic speeding law and an absolute speed limits. This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of a speeding violation.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in Maryland
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Maryland, you’ll typically be looking at a fine and points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in Maryland
Maryland prohibits driving without a license or driving while on a suspended license. This article explains what constitutes these violations, the possible penalties, and the exemptions to the rule.
Maryland’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Maryland requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
Maryland’s Child Car Seat and Seatbelt Laws
Maryland has laws mandating protection for children in cars. Drivers who don't follow these restrictions can be ticketed and fined.