Maryland Code, Transportation § 16-101




(a)(1) An individual may not drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle on any highway in this State unless:

(i) The individual holds a driver's license issued under this title;

(ii) The individual is expressly exempt from the licensing requirements of this title;  or

(iii) The individual otherwise is specifically authorized by this title to drive vehicles of the class that the individual is driving or attempting to drive.

(2) On portions of a highway in the State where driving an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile is authorized by this article, an individual may not drive or attempt to drive an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile on the highway unless:

(i) The individual holds a driver's license issued under this title;  or

(ii) The individual is expressly exempt from the licensing requirements of this title.

(b) Each individual operating on any highway in this State a moped, as defined in § 11-134.1 of this article or a motor scooter, as defined in § 11-134.5 of this article, shall have with the individual:

(1) A driver's license issued to the individual under this title, which license may be of any class issued by the Administration;

(2) If the individual is a nonresident of this State, a license to drive issued to the individual by the state or country of the individual's residence, which license may be for any class of vehicle;  or

(3) A moped operator's permit issued to the individual under this subtitle.

(c) A person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to:

(1) For a first offense, imprisonment not exceeding 60 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both;  and

(2) For a second or subsequent offense, imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.





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