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§ 16-103. Age requirements for driver’s licenses

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2009

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: October 1, 2009
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-103
§ 16-103. Age requirements for driver’s licenses
In general
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Administration may not issue a driver's license to any individual who is not at least 18 years old.
Noncommercial Class B, C, or M licenses
(b)(1) Except as provided under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Administration may issue a noncommercial Class B, C, or M license to an individual under the age of 18 if the individual otherwise qualifies for a driver's license under this subtitle.
(2) The Administration may not issue a Class M license to an individual under the age of 18 years unless the individual has also completed satisfactorily a motorcycle safety course approved under Subtitle 6 of this title.
Permit and provisional license age restrictions
(c) The Administration may not issue:
(1) A learner's instructional permit to any individual who has not reached the age of 15 years, 9 months;
(2) A provisional license to any individual who has not reached the age of 16 years, 6 months; or
(3) A license to any individual who has not reached the age of 18 years.

Credits

Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1977, c. 972, § 1; Acts 1978, c. 803; Acts 1989, c. 290; Acts 1989, c. 291, §§ 2, 4; Acts 1991, c. 55, § 1; Acts 1998, c. 483, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 2005, c. 453, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2009, c. 184, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 185, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 6-102.4.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-103, MD TRANS § 16-103
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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