Maryland has issued a new statewide driver license, class D, and is the first state to implement the new license.
The class D license will replace the current class C license.
The Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced the new licenses in a press release on Wednesday.
Maryland is the sixth state to adopt the class D drivers license.
Maryland will begin issuing the new class D driver license on Friday.
The new license is issued in three sections, one of which is a class B license for those with less than three prior driving convictions, the DMV said.
The third section is a new section that is designed for people with three prior convictions.
The DMV will offer drivers license class B in the coming weeks, it said.
Maryland is the fourth state to have a driver license class D. In November, Michigan became the first U.S. state to enact a class D statewide license.
New York and California, the last two states to enact class D licenses, also issued the class E license.
A class D is one with a gross income of $40,000 or less, a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more and a driving record that includes a conviction of driving under the influence.