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Old 02-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Md common laws

Think maybe we could start a thread about all the common laws in md that a keeper may In counter, from colored lights to mounted lights, mirrors, how far tires can stick out, ANY LAWS u can think of just post em

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Or just look up the Maryland Transportation Code.

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Old 02-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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I'm with you on this one, It would be nice to have a thread for quick reference. I started this thread a few months ago regarding the third brake light ruling. It can get a little confusing.
Maryland Law - 3rd Brake Light

Here is one about the Mirror law when doors are off

Doors-off mirror laws in Maryland
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Yeah I think it would be nice, dealing with mva website or any gov't website at that matter is hard , never can ind wht ur looking for and thanks for adding those links
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OK pass or fail inspection ?? The salesman tells me this will pass Md. inspection, I think the height is a issue and also it looks to me the tires stick out pass the flares. What do you guys think??

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The height shouldn't be an issue, and the Tires don't seem to come out too far to me, i've seen worse.

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1: take it to a few shops that do inspection, see if your friend George Washington is able to help them overlook the fender/tire thing.
2: Looks like its from a dealer, tell the dealer you won't buy unless they promise it will pass inspection, if it is rejected have them cover the cost to pass.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
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OK pass or fail inspection ?? The salesman tells me this will pass Md. inspection, I think the height is a issue and also it looks to me the tires stick out pass the flares. What do you guys think??

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If the tires do stick out too far (which I don't think they do) duct tape and cardboard is your friend. Lol
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According to that I can remove the fender flares and drive around with the windshield down and be fine.
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According to that I can remove the fender flares and drive around with the windshield down and be fine.
I was thinking the same thing too, but I wouldn't risk it. I mean this is the "free" state we're talking about. Laws are written broadly so in court lawyers and prosecutors can spin them how they want. Err on the side of caution, it will save you in the long run.

Just by reading this section it sounds like the answer to removing windshield and flares would be no...

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§ 22-104. Unlawful to remove or alter safety device or equipment.


A person may not willfully or intentionally remove or alter any safety device or equipment that has been placed on any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer in compliance with any law, rule, regulation, or requirement of any officer or agency of the United States or of this State, if it is intended that the vehicle be operated on highways in this State, unless the removal or alteration is permitted by rule or regulation adopted by the Administrator.
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§ 22-404. Windshields must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.


(a) Signs, posters, etc.- A person may not drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, or other nontransparent material on the front windshield or sidewings of the vehicle other than a certificate or other paper either required to be so displayed by law or authorized by the Administrator.
(b) Wipers required.- The windshield on every motor vehicle, except motorcycles, shall be equipped with a device for cleaning rain, snow, or other moisture from the windshield, which device shall be constructed to be controlled or operated by the driver of the vehicle.
(c) Wipers to be in good working order.- Every windshield wiper on a motor vehicle shall be maintained in good working order.
I'm having issues finding an actual .gov site that has the transportation statutes for MD.

I did however find a helpful link updated in 2010.
TRANSPORTATION :: 2010 Maryland Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia
Sec. 22 is where you want to focus: TITLE 22 - VEHICLE LAWS - EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES :: 2010 Maryland Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia

and to answer the 3rd brake light question, no not needed.

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§ 22-206. Stop lamps and turn signals.


(a) Stop lamps.- Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer shall be equipped with at least one stop lamp meeting the requirements of § 22-219(a) of this subtitle, and the following vehicles shall meet the following additional requirements:
(1) Every motor vehicle registered in this State and sold as a new vehicle after June 1, 1967, shall be equipped with at least two stop lamps; and

§ 22-219. Signal lamps and signal devices.


(a) Stoplights.- Any vehicle may be equipped with and, when required under the Maryland Vehicle Law, shall be equipped with a stop lamp or lamps on the rear of the vehicle, which:
(1) Shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than 300 feet to the rear in normal sunlight;
(2) Shall be actuated on application of the service (foot) brake; and
(3) May, but need not, be incorporated with one or more other rear lamps.
If you are really concerned w/ doing something to your rig talk to a lawyer or call MD State Police or DMV, they should be able to provide an answer.
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Finally found it on the MD site, it's about the most user unfriendly site ever.

Search Results: transportation

Here is the code in full: http://167.102.242.144/smb/mgaleg.maryland.gov/google_docs$/2013rs/statute_google/gtr/gtr.pdf
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Anyone know the legal brow tint length?
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Anyone know the legal brow tint length?
6" in NY ... I think that's pretty typical law too. It's what manufacturers follow on new car tint.
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Or is it 4? Idk, def check an make sure
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Where do I check?
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Where do I check?
In MD, you can tint down to the ASI line on the front windshield. Look on the windshield for small lettering "ASI" with a line or arrow. Stay above this and you'll be fine.
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In MD, you can tint down to the ASI line on the front windshield. Look on the windshield for small lettering "ASI" with a line or arrow. Stay above this and you'll be fine.
I don't have one. Already looked
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I don't have one. Already looked
Check the MD Transportation Article 22-406 (I) 4 III - see below

(iii) Nothing in this subsection may be construed to:
1. Allow any tinting materials to be added to the windshield of a vehicle below the AS1 line or below 5 inches from the top of the windshield;

Basically, nothing below the ASI line or below 5" for the top of the windshield!

Hope this helps!!
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Check the MD Transportation Article 22-406 (I) 4 III - see below

(iii) Nothing in this subsection may be construed to:
1. Allow any tinting materials to be added to the windshield of a vehicle below the AS1 line or below 5 inches from the top of the windshield;

Basically, nothing below the ASI line or below 5" for the top of the windshield!

Hope this helps!!
Thank you. Someone said 8in but I knew that was wrong
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Just wanted to give some of my experience in the MD inspection. I bought my jeep and it had no carpet and KC light mounted under the windshield. Apparently MD inspection requires you to have everything the vehicle was sold with from the factory including CARPET! Now this could be a result of the guy doing my inspection having a bad day but I had to install carpet. I also had to remove the KC lights and the switch. I was pulled over in Frederick leaving the landfill with a trailer full of compost in my lifted truck with oversized tires and was quickly pulled over because my tarp was not covering the entire load in the trailer. Upon a further full inspection of my vehicle i was given a fix it ticket for my tires sticking out too far. I asked the officer what is acceptable and he said that the tops of the tires have to be covered by the fender. I am not sure if this is something they will just pull you over for or if it is one of those things they try to pile on you when the get you for something else. By the way NOTHING IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND IS FREE. That is the biggest lie!
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Just wanted to give some of my experience in the MD inspection. I bought my jeep and it had no carpet and KC light mounted under the windshield. Apparently MD inspection requires you to have everything the vehicle was sold with from the factory including CARPET! Now this could be a result of the guy doing my inspection having a bad day but I had to install carpet. I also had to remove the KC lights and the switch. I was pulled over in Frederick leaving the landfill with a trailer full of compost in my lifted truck with oversized tires and was quickly pulled over because my tarp was not covering the entire load in the trailer. Upon a further full inspection of my vehicle i was given a fix it ticket for my tires sticking out too far. I asked the officer what is acceptable and he said that the tops of the tires have to be covered by the fender. I am not sure if this is something they will just pull you over for or if it is one of those things they try to pile on you when the get you for something else. By the way NOTHING IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND IS FREE. That is the biggest lie!
Sounds like someone was bored or having a bad day... Generally cops let things like that go unless they can stick it in with something else. My dad is a retired cop and he said that most guys let stuff like that go, unless they are having a bad day or they may have gotten complaints about a similar looking car and they were investigating.

I got pulled over one because my tags were expiring in like a month (stickers were at home in the mail) and the lady told me thats why she ran my tags. So she pulls me over, asks me to stay in the car... Once 4 more cops arrive, one walks up to the door and starts talking to me asking for all my info. I give him my license and all and he goes through the typical thing... "is there anything illegal in your car"? I said No, just a small pocket knife in my center console. Lady comes back and asks me if this was my real name and birthdate... I said "unless my mom has been lying to me for 24 years", she didnt think that was very funny.

Turns out someone with a similar name had a warrant from 1974 and they were looking for him. I think this was in 2010 so, lets do the math thats a 36 year old warrant. I clearly dont even look 36 let alone enough to have a warrant out for Arson. Anyway, they did the whole search thing and questioned me up the ying yang. Part of me thinks it was a training exercise for some fresh pups or something. Cops will be cops. I got no issues with them except for the really cocky rookies who think a badge and a gun means there name tag says "God" all of the sudden. Sorry for the rant

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