A. Whenever the owner of a vehicle fails to comply with a safety equipment repair order within the time prescribed by law, a notice of suspension of the registration plates shall be issued.
B. Whenever the owner of a vehicle fails to comply with a notice of suspension which requires the registration plates to be returned to the Administration within 10 days, a tag pick up order shall be issued. The registration plates are subject to confiscation by a police officer, as defined in Transportation Article, §23-101(g), Annotated Code of Maryland, following procedures established by the Division, and shall be forwarded to the Administration upon confiscation.
C. The Administration shall retain the confiscated registration plates until the suspension is rescinded. Upon satisfactory proof of correction of defective equipment, the Maryland State Police shall notify the Administration, and registration plates shall be released or issued to the owner of the vehicle.