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11.19.07.00.htm 11.19.07.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 19 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― SCHOOL VEHICLES Chapter 07 Testing of Equipment on School Vehicles Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) and 25-110, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.19.07.01.htm 11.19.07.01. 01 Pilot Testing Program.. Notwithstanding the requirements of COMAR 11.19.02 and 11.19.03, the Administration may authorize the testing of equipment that would otherwise not meet the requirements of those chapters.
11.19.07.02.htm 11.19.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Motor Vehicle Administration.. 2) "Equipment" means those furnishings or apparatus which improve vehicle safety or passenger comfort when installed on a school vehicle after manufacture.3) "Section" means the School Vehicle Safety Section, Division of Driver Licensing and School Vehicle Safety, Motor Vehicle Administration.
11.19.07.03.htm 11.19.07.03. 03 Testing Requests.. A. A school bus owner, board of education, or manufacturer shall submit a written request to the Administration for equipment to be tested. The request shall contain:1) The name, manufacturer, and model number of the equipment to be tested;. 2) The vehicle identification number and name of the owner of the vehicle in which the equipment will be installed;3) A complete set of instructions and diagrams showing how the equipment shall be installed; and.
11.19.07.04.htm 11.19.07.04. 04 Testing of Equipment.. A. Equipment that is prohibited by federal or State law may not be tested.. B. Equipment that may pose a danger to the public may not be tested.. C. Equipment may not be tested on vehicles that are mechanically unfit and unsafe to be operated on the highway.D. The Administration may place further restrictions on certain equipment, if necessary.. E. Approvals. Equipment may not be installed on a vehicle without the written approval of the:.
11.19.07.05.htm 11.19.07.05. 05 Testing Conditions.. A. Vehicles.. 1) A vehicle being used to test equipment shall be inspected and approved by the Section before the test period begins.2) Testing is limited to the vehicle or vehicles specified in the approval.. B. The Administration may limit the number of units of the same type and manufacturer to be tested.. C. Test Period.. 1) The Administration may specify test periods of different lengths for different types of equipment.
11.19.07.06.htm 11.19.07.06. 06 Approval.. If the Administration approves the equipment being tested, the Administration shall propose regulations to authorize the installation of the equipment on school vehicles in the State.
11.19.07.07.htm 11.19.07.07. 07 Reports.. A. The school bus owner, board of education, or manufacturer shall submit detailed reports on the performance of the equipment to the Section every 3 months, and shall include in the reports the manufacturer, model, and date of installation of the equipment.B. In addition to the reports required in §A of this regulation, the Administration may require other reports the Administration may consider necessary.C. If the vehicle is sold, the seller shall give c
11.19.07.9999.htm 11.19.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 260). Regulation .01 repealed and new Regulations .01―07 adopted effective September 9, 1996 (23:18 Md. R. 1318)
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