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§ 17-107. Security required to drive or allow vehicle to be driven in state

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 17. Vehicle Laws--Required Security (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Security Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Transportation, § 17-107
§ 17-107. Security required to drive or allow vehicle to be driven in state
In general
(a) A person who knows or has reason to know that a motor vehicle is not covered by the required security may not:
(1) Drive the vehicle; or
(2) If the person is an owner of the vehicle, knowingly permit another person to drive it.
Absence of record prima facie evidence of knowledge that vehicle not covered by security
(b)(1) In any prosecution under subsection (a) of this section for a vehicle that is registered in the State, the introduction of the official records of the Motor Vehicle Administration showing the absence of a record that the vehicle is covered by the security required under § 17-104 of this subtitle shall be prima facie evidence that a person knows or has reason to know that a motor vehicle is not covered by the required security.
(2) The introduction of evidence of the records of the Administration may not limit the introduction of other evidence bearing upon whether the vehicle was covered by the required security.
Sovereign or governmental immunity
(c) An owner or lessee of any motor vehicle registered under Title 13 of this article may not raise the defense of sovereign or governmental immunity as described under § 5-524 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article.
Fines and penalties
(d) A person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to:
(1) For a first offense, imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both; and
(2) For a second or subsequent offense, imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1981, c. 250; Acts 1988, c. 787; Acts 1990, c. 546, § 3; Acts 1997, c. 14, § 20, eff. April 8, 1997; Acts 2017, c. 55, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 345, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 7-103.
MD Code, Transportation, § 17-107, MD TRANS § 17-107
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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