Maryland, Virginia consider military driver's licenses

They serve our country at home and overseas. Millions of Americans proud to call themselves veterans.

Lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia are now considering adding a designation to drivers licenses that would indicate the person is either a veteran or active duty military.

"I think it's an awesome idea," says Navy veteran Kathleen Inkenhoker.

Several states already have the military designation on their drivers licenses. Veterans at the Greenbelt American Legion Post think Maryland should do the same thing as a way to honor members of the military and to make life a little bit easier for them. And for service members suffering from post-traumatic stress, it could be a way of alerting authorities to their condition.

"I think it's a great idea, it would eliminate a lot of the paperwork you have to have to get certain benefits,"
says Navy veteran James Ryan.

Most of the 14 states already offering the military designation have large military populations. About 10 states, including Maryland and Virginia, are considering it this year.

So far, it hasn’t been considered in the District.