Home Table of Contents

§ 16-112. Possession and display of license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: May 8, 2020 to December 31, 2024

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: May 8, 2020 to December 31, 2024
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-112
§ 16-112. Possession and display of license
<Section effective until Jan. 1, 2025. See, also, section 16-112 effective Jan. 1, 2025.>
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Credential holder” has the meaning stated in § 16-1001 of this title.
(3) “Display” means the manual surrender of the licensee's license into the hands of the demanding officer for inspection.
(4) “Electronic credential” has the meaning stated in § 16-1001 of this title.
Possession of license required while driving motor vehicle
(b) Subject to subsection (d) of this section, each individual driving a motor vehicle on any highway in this State shall have his license with him.
Display of license to uniformed police officers
(c)(1) Subject to subsection (d) of this section, each individual driving a motor vehicle on any highway in this State shall display the license to any uniformed police officer who demands it.
(2) A credential holder is deemed to have satisfied the display requirement under paragraph (1) of this subsection only if the uniformed police officer is able to access the verification system authorized under § 16-1003 of this title.
Recall notice
(d) An individual may satisfy subsections (b) and (c) of this section by possessing and displaying a recall notice issued within the previous 60 days to the individual under § 16-112.1 of this subtitle.
Signing signature in presence of police officers
(e) Each individual driving a motor vehicle on any highway in this State shall, if requested by the officer, sign his usual signature in the presence of the officer so that the officer may determine whether he is the licensee.
Giving false or fictitious name to uniformed police officer prohibited
(f) A person may not give the name of another person or give a false or fictitious name to any uniformed police officer who is attempting to determine the identity of a driver of a motor vehicle.

Credits

Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 472, § 1; Acts 2019, c. 142, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2020, c. 610, § 1, eff. May 8, 2020.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 6-112.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-112, MD TRANS § 16-112
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
End of Document