During a roadside stop, the law enforcement officer typically needs to identify the driver of the vehicle, requiring the driver to provide their license. The driver’s license number is a key into enforcement systems that the officer can use to obtain additional information.
An mDL is more convenient for drivers who leave their wallet at home, but always bring their phone. It also increases safety for the law enforcement officer, since an officer can review the mDL from a distance. Secure and accurate information about the driver of a vehicle is retrieved quickly, improving response time and officer safety. The driver is comfortable knowing there is no need to hand over their device and that the mDL data is being access by an authorized officer.