Motor Vehicles

General Motor Vehicles Articles

What does Maryland require to lawfully drive a car? Registration, title and license plates; an inspection; a valid driver’s license; an emissions test; and insurance.
A public record can be corrected or a vehicle titled by petitioning for a writ of mandamus. Mandamus (Latin for "we command") is a writ issued by a court commanding a public official to perform an action.
Under Maryland law every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child restraint and every child from 8 to 16 years old who is not secured in a child restraint must be secured in a vehicle seat belt.
Maryland law restricts reading, writing, or sending a text message, or using a handheld telephone, while operating a motor vehicle.


In the past few sessions of the Maryland General Assembly, several new laws were passed that greatly restrict the way minors can operate their automobiles
Driving without a license is a criminal offense. This article describes how to replace a lost license.
Beginning September 30, 2021, a REAL ID compliant identification card will be required to board a plane. Here's how to get one.


This article describes Maryland's driving while impaired by alcohol laws.

Traffic Court

This article describes traffic citation procedure in Maryland.