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MVA Emergency Contact Option for Licenses

The MVA has given the ability for drivers to add emergency contact information to their Maryland driver's license so that police know who to contact in case of an accident.

To do so, go to the MVA site: https://securetransactions.mva.maryland.gov/emvastore/MainMenu.aspx, click "Account Management", and then click "Emergency Contacts Management" to add your emergency contacts.

New Requirements for Learner's Permit Applicants Effective 10/1/09

State Law requires those receiving a learner's permit must be held for 9 months. The provisonal license age will be changed to 16 years and 6 months and a provisional holder must be 18 years of age to apply for a full license.

Learner's Permit Holders:

  • Under age (18) are prohibited from using a wireless communication device (including a cell phone) while operating a motor vehicle, except when contacting 911 emergency. Violations may result in a suspension of your driving privilege.
  • If under 16, you must provide a completed Learner's Permit School Attendance Certification form to an MVA official during the learner's permit application process.
  • Must hold the learner's permit for at least (9) months before being eligible for a provisional license.
  • Learners permit holders are not permited to drive outside the state of Maryland.
  • Must be (16) years and six (6) months before being eligible for a provisional license after holding the learner's permit for the mandatory (9) months.
  • Must complete at least (60) hours of driving practice with someone at least age (21) who has held a driver's license for at least (3) years. At least (10) of the practice hours must occur during the period beginning thirty (30) minutes before sunset and ending (30) minutes after sunrise. A practice driving skills log must be signed by an individual certifying the practice driving requirements were fulfilled.

Please simply download the needed addendum (the document is seven single-sided pages when downloading from the MVA website). This addendum is for the Rookie Driver Practice Guide and Skills Log. Here is the link:

http://www.marylandmva.com/Resources/DL-l95.pdf

If you have any questions concerning the addendum package please contact Christopher J. Kelter via phone 1-410-768-7082 or via e-mail at ckelter@mdot.state.md.us.

Provisional License Holders:

  • Under age (18) are prohibited from using a wireless communication device (including a cell phone) while operating a motor vehicle, except when contacting 911 emergency. Violations may result in a suspension of your driving privilege.
  • Under age (18) are prohibited from transporting any passenger under age 18 except family members (meaning spouse, daughter, son, stepdaughter, stepson, sister, brother, stepsister, stepbrother, or cousin) and relatives living at the driver's address. This prohibition is in effect for 151 days after the provisional license is issued. Violations may result in a suspension of your driving privilege.
  • Will be ineligible fore "Probation Before Judgment" (PBJ) ruling from the court if the defendant has previously received a PBJ for a moving violation or criminal offense.
  • Must hold the provisional license for (18) consecutive months with no moving violations. Even a PBJ ruling will mean the (18) month period has to be restarted.
  • Will be ineligible for a full license until at least age (18).
  • Consider getting a rookie sticker. More information can by found by clicking here