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New law updates Maryland insurance identification card requirement

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed identical bills, Senate Bill 544 and House Bill 720, into law on May 10. The consolidated law requires an insured driver operating a vehicle registered in Maryland to possess an insurance identification card while driving that vehicle. The card must contain the following information:

  • The name of the driver covered by the auto insurance policy
  • The vehicle covered by the insurance policy
  • The policy coverage dates

The new law permits production of the insurance identification cards in an electronic format. Acceptable electronic formats include images on cellular phones and other portable electronic devices. If an insured driver cannot produce an insurance identification card when stopped by law enforcement, the law states that a $50 fine can be issued.

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Brandon L. Guidry

Brandon L. Guidry is the State Implementation Specialist of CV-ALIR for Verisk – insurance solutions. He has a business administration degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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