Yup, same here in Utah. You need at least one external mirror. Just get either mirror relocation brackets or spare mirrors. No big deal. Going doors off is worth any grief you can come up with.Keep in mind there are mirror laws so depending on your setup this could be important. VA requires one internal and one external rear facing mirror last I checked.
I have the Just Add Mud mirrors. i wouldnt have spent 100 on them had i known the passenger side is just about useless. That said, the driver side isnt as bad as i may have made it out initially. it works just fine. doing it again id look for something cheaper.Thanks for the responses!
Would love a recommendation on make/model if you get a chance.
I have heard OC cops getting people on this but I have been going doorless for years down there with no issues. I think it all depends on what "else" you were doing...Maryland has a convoluted system of vehicle laws, and most reasonable police will not hassle you, but you could theoretically be cited for either § 22-101 (driving unsafe vehicle) or § 23-104 (driving vehicle on the highway without required minimum equipment) This is how Ocean City gets you.
From the Maryland Annotated Code (Transportation Article):
§ 23-104 (a) Equipment enumerated. -- Every vehicle driven on the highways in this State shall, where applicable, have the following equipment, meeting or exceeding the standards established jointly by the Administration and the Division: brakes, steering, suspension, horn, DOOR HANDLES, mirrors, tires, exhaust system, lights, glazing, windshield wipers, odometer, speedometer, bumpers, properly aligned wheels, wheels and wheel lugs, fenders, floor pans, hood, hood catches, emissions equipment, fuel system, front seat, motor mounts, gear selection indicator for automatic transmissions, universal joints, and seat belts or combination seat belt-shoulder harness if required as original equipment under § 22-412 or § 22-412.1 of this article.
§ 22-101. Driving with improper equipment prohibited
(a) In general. --
(1) A person may not drive and the owner may not cause or knowingly permit to be driven on any highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles that:
(i) Is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person;
(ii) Does not contain those parts or is not at all times equipped with lamps and other equipment in proper condition and adjustment as required in this title; or
(iii) Is equipped in any manner in violation of this title.
(2) A person may not do any act forbidden or fail to do any act required under this title.
Case law indicates that police could look to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 11.14.02.17 (requiring doors to pass safety inspection) to further the argument that Jeeps/vehicles without doors are unsafe or driving without proper equipment. See also Smith v. State, 214 Md. App. 195 (2013).
The good news: the fines are cheap. A violation of either § 22-101 or § 23-104 is only $70.