Driving On A Suspended or Revoked Commercial Driver’s License in Maryland

Suspended or Revoked Commercial Driver’s License in Maryland

Those who work as truck-drivers in Maryland likely already know that the law holds commercial drivers to a higher standard than normal drivers. Lawmakers seem to believe because the vehicle is bigger, so is the responsibility. Given this attitude, it’s important to understand that more serious repercussions follow traffic violations for those who hold a commercial driver’s license in Maryland.

Something many drivers may not realize is that you could jeopardize your CDL, and thus your livelihood, even from getting a ticket while driving your personal vehicle. The following are some Maryland traffic violations that should be avoided at all cost given the high likelihood of a CDL suspension or revocation:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident.
  • Refusing an alcohol test.
  • Driving while your CDL is suspended, revoked, or cancelled.

Though it might be obvious to some drivers to avoid serious violations, even relatively minor infractions and lead to license suspension or revocation. Following too closely, traveling more than 15 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, operating a vehicle without your CDL in your possession and many other violations can land a Maryland truck driver in serious hot water.

If convicted of the above-mentioned violations, Maryland commercial drivers face suspension or revocation of their license. Depending on the severity of the incident, possibly even a lifetime revocation. Though it may already sound tough enough, those drivers carrying hazardous materials are under even tighter scrutiny and face more serious penalties in the event of a traffic violation than ordinary commercial drivers.

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