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Maryland Unveils New Driver’s License and ID Card

To safeguard personal information and protect against identity theft and fraud, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined Motor Vehicle Administrator Christine E. Nizer, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary George W. Owings and Maryland State Police Lt. Colonel Anthony Satchell to unveil Maryland’s new secure driver’s license and identification (ID) card. The new cards feature multiple layers of security to help prevent identity theft and fraud and are one of the most secure products in the nation.

“Marylanders will be protected against identity theft and fraud with these new cards,” said Transportation Secretary Rahn. “We are proud to safeguard their personal information.”

Examples of the cutting-edge security features include: Polycarbonate card body which makes the card more durable and tamper-resistant; Laser engraving for maximum protection against forgery; Changeable laser image which allows two or more images to occupy the same area; Tactile text which features raised print making it difficult to tamper; and Inventory control number giving each card a unique number and barcode to verify that the card was issued to the cardholder.