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Article - Transportation




§18–103.

    (a)    A person may not rent a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to any other person unless the individual who will operate the rented vehicle:

        (1)    Holds a driver’s license issued under Title 16 of this article, which license authorizes him to drive or tow, as the case may be, vehicles of the class rented;

        (2)    Is a nonresident who:

            (i)    Has with him a license to drive issued to him by the state or country of his residence, which license authorizes him in that state or country to drive or tow, as the case may be, vehicles of the class rented; and

            (ii)    Is at least the same age as that required of a resident to drive or tow, as the case may be, the vehicle rented; or

        (3)    Otherwise is specifically authorized by Title 16 of this article to drive or tow, as the case may be, vehicles of the class rented.

    (b)    A person may not rent a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to any other person unless the lessor or his agent:

        (1)    Has inspected the license to drive of the individual who will operate the rented vehicle; and

        (2)    Has compared and verified:

            (i)    The signature on the license with the signature of the individual, as written in the presence of the lessor or agent; and

            (ii)    The physical description on the license with the physical appearance of the individual.

    (c)    Each person who rents a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to another person shall keep a record of:

        (1)    The registration number of the rented vehicle and, if only a semitrailer or trailer is rented, the registration number of the motor vehicle to be used to tow the trailer or semitrailer;

        (2)    The name and address of the lessee;

        (3)    The number of the license to drive of the individual who will drive or tow, as the case may be, the rented vehicle; and

        (4)    The date and place of issuance of the license to drive.

    (d)    Any police officer or authorized representative of the Administration may inspect the records kept under subsection (c) of this section.