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§ 16-104.1. Issuance of noncommercial licenses

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: July 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 16. Vehicle Laws--Drivers' Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Issuance, Expiration, and Renewal of Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2016
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-104.1
§ 16-104.1. Issuance of noncommercial licenses
Class A driver’s license
(a)(1) A noncommercial Class A driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive combinations of Class F (tractor) and Class G (trailer) vehicles and any vehicle that a noncommercial Class B driver's license authorizes its holder to drive, except:
(i) Commercial motor vehicles; and
(ii) Motorcycles other than autocycles.
(2) An individual who is issued a noncommercial Class A driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a noncommercial Class A driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.
Class B driver’s license
(b)(1) A noncommercial Class B driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive any single vehicle or combinations of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR), as defined in § 16-803 of this title, of 26,001 pounds and more and any vehicle that a noncommercial Class C driver's license authorizes its holder to drive, except:
(i) Commercial motor vehicles;
(ii) Motorcycles other than autocycles; and
(iii) Combinations of Class F (tractor) and Class G (trailer) vehicles.
(2) An individual who is issued a noncommercial Class B driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a noncommercial Class B driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.
Class C driver’s license
(c)(1) A noncommercial Class C driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), as defined in § 16-803 of this title, of less than 26,001 pounds, except:
(i) Commercial motor vehicles; and
(ii) Motorcycles other than autocycles.
(2) An individual who is issued a noncommercial Class C driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a noncommercial Class C driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.
Class M driver’s license
(d)(1) A Class M driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive motorcycles other than autocycles.
(2) An individual who is issued a Class M driver's license under this subsection may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless a Class M driver's license authorizes the individual to drive a vehicle of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.
Towing with Class A, B, or C licenses
(e)(1) This subsection does not apply to an autocycle or when the towing vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this section, a noncommercial Class A, B, or C license holder may:
(i) Tow any travel trailer as defined in § 11-170 of this article;
(ii) Tow any camping trailer as defined in § 11-106 of this article; or
(iii) Tow any boat trailer as defined in § 11-104.1 of this article.
Application of section
(f) This section applies to any license issued or renewed on or after January 1, 1990.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 291, § 2. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 167, § 1, eff. Sept. 30, 2005; Acts 2016, c. 231, § 1, eff. July 1, 2016.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-104.1, MD TRANS § 16-104.1
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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