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 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.
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.
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 has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates Maryland’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: Maryland Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height