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This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

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Statute Text

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Article - Criminal Law
§10–123.  
(a)   In this part the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)   “Alcoholic beverage” has the meaning stated in § 21–903 of the Transportation Article.
(c)   “Bus” has the meaning stated in § 11–105 of the Transportation Article.
(d)   “Highway” has the meaning stated in § 11–127 of the Transportation Article.
(e)   “Limousine” has the meaning stated in § 11–129.1 of the Transportation Article.
(f)   “Motor home” has the meaning stated in § 11–134.3 of the Transportation Article.
(g)    (1)   “Motor vehicle” means a vehicle that:
(i)   is self–propelled or propelled by electric power obtained from overhead electrical wires; and
(ii)   is not operated on rails.
(2)   “Motor vehicle” includes:
(i)   a low speed vehicle, as defined in § 11–130.1 of the Transportation Article;
(ii)   a moped, as defined in § 11–134.1 of the Transportation Article; and
(iii)   a motor scooter, as defined in § 11–134.5 of the Transportation Article.
(h)   “Moving violation” has the meaning stated in § 11–136.1 of the Transportation Article.
(i)   “Open container” means a bottle, can, or other receptacle:
(1)   that is open;
(2)   that has a broken seal; or
(3)   from which the contents are partially removed.
(j)   “Passenger area” has the meaning stated in § 21–903 of the Transportation Article.
(k)   “Taxicab” has the meaning stated in § 11–165 of the Transportation Article.