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11.13.03.00.htm 11.13.03.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 13 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― VEHICLE EQUIPMENT Chapter 03 Bumpers for Class A, Class E, and Class M Motor Vehicles Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) and 22-105, Annotated Code of Maryland; 49CFR 581
11.13.03.01.htm 11.13.03.01. 01 Purpose.. In accordance with Transportation Article, §22-105, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Motor Vehicle Administration and the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division of the Department of State Police have set forth the following requirements for bumpers on Class A passenger vehicles, Class E truck vehicles with a registered GVW of 18,000 pounds or less, and Class M multipurpose vehicles.
11.13.03.02.htm 11.13.03.02. 02 Applicable Vehicles.. Each Class A passenger motor vehicle, Class E truck motor vehicle with a registered GVW of 18,000 pounds or less, or Class M multipurpose passenger motor vehicle when operated on the highways of Maryland, shall be equipped with a front bumper, and a rear bumper if a rear bumper was originally installed by the manufacturer.
11.13.03.03.htm 11.13.03.03. 03 Bumper Standards.. Each required bumper shall:. A. Comply with all applicable provisions of the Transportation Article ― Maryland Vehicle Law, Code of Maryland Regulations, and all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations, including 49 CFR 581, as promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;B. Be an original or an approved type;. C. Be mounted equivalent to original design;.
11.13.03.04.htm 11.13.03.04. 04 Modification of Bumper.. A bumper may not be modified or extended upward or downward to compensate for vehicle suspension or body alterations or modifications.
11.13.03.05.htm 11.13.03.05. 05 Replacement Bumper.. Every replacement bumper shall be constructed, designed and mounted to comply with all requirements established in this chapter.
11.13.03.9999.htm 11.13.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 22, 1975 (2:2 Md. R. 86). Regulation .01 amended effective September 16, 1991 (18:18 Md. R. 2006) October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260)Regulation .02 amended effective September 16, 1991 (18:18 Md. R. 2006). Regulation .03 amended effective September 16, 1991 (18:18 Md. R. 2006). Regulation .03A, H amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .04 amended effective September 16, 1991 (18:18 Md. R. 2006).
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