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Article - Transportation


    (a)    In this section, “Fund” means the Uninsured Motorist Education and Enforcement Fund administered by the Uninsured Division of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund under § 20–611 of the Insurance Article.

    (b)    The operator of a motor vehicle that is required to be registered in this State shall:

        (1)    Be in possession of, or carry in the motor vehicle, evidence of the required security for the motor vehicle, when operating the motor vehicle on a highway in the State; and

        (2)    Present evidence of the required security on the request of a law enforcement officer.

    (c)    (1)    An insurance identification card issued by or on behalf of a motor vehicle insurer under § 19–504.1 of the Insurance Article is a form of evidence of the required security for the motor vehicle.

        (2)    Evidence of the required security may be produced in electronic format, including display of electronic images on a cellular phone or any other type of portable electronic device.

    (d)    (1)    A person who violates subsection (b) of this section is subject to a fine of $50.

        (2)    The fine under paragraph (1) of this subsection:

            (i)    May be waived; and

            (ii)    Shall be deposited in the Fund.

    (e)    The Administration may adopt regulations to carry out this section.

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