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§ 21-901.3. Injury or death of vulnerable individual

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 21. Vehicle Laws--Rules of the Road (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Reckless, Negligent, or Impaired Driving; Fleeing or Eluding Police (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-901.3
§ 21-901.3. Injury or death of vulnerable individual
“Vulnerable individual” defined
(a) In this section, “vulnerable individual” means:
(1) A pedestrian, including an individual who is lawfully:
(i) Actively working on a highway or a utility facility along a highway;
(ii) Providing emergency services on a highway; or
(iii) On a sidewalk or footpath;
(2) An individual who is lawfully riding or leading an animal on a highway, shoulder, crosswalk, or sidewalk; or
(3) An individual who is lawfully operating or riding any of the following on a highway, shoulder, crosswalk, or sidewalk:
(i) A bicycle;
(ii) A farm tractor or farm equipment;
(iii) A play vehicle;
(iv) A motor scooter;
(v) A motorcycle;
(vi) An animal-drawn vehicle;
(vii) An EPAMD; or
(viii) A wheelchair.
In general
(b) An individual may not cause the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the individual operating a motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this title.
Court appearance; fine
(c)(1) An individual charged with a violation of subsection (b) of this section:
(i) Must appear in court; and
(ii) May not prepay the fine.
(2) An individual convicted of a violation of subsection (b) of this section is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000.
Motor vehicle safety course; community service
(d) In addition to the penalties provided under subsection (c) of this section, the court may order an individual convicted of a violation of subsection (b) of this section to:
(1) Participate in a motor vehicle safety course; and
(2) Perform up to 150 hours of community service.
Suspension of driver's license
(e) The Administration shall suspend the driver's license of an individual convicted of a violation of subsection (b) of this section for at least 7 days but not more than 6 months.

Credits

Added by Acts 2021, c. 165, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 166, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, Transportation, § 21-901.3, MD TRANS § 21-901.3
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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