If you are like me, you probably have napkins and straws from fast-food restaurants and other assorted items in your glove box in the car. It can be a nifty storage place, but its main purpose is to keep some important documents related to the car.
It is very important that you keep all of the necessary documents in the car glove box. These items will be necessary if you are stopped by a police officer or have an auto accident. Not having these items can result in your receiving a ticket (citation) from a police officer.
- Car Registration Card*
- Insurance Card*
- Car Accident Emergency Form
- Maryland International Driver’s Law (this is to be shown to a police officer if you are stopped while driving with your country license and international driver’s permit and no Maryland license)
*Some host parents may tell you to carry these in your wallet instead of keeping them in the car. Follow their instructions.
- Tire Pressure Gauge
- Vehicle Owner’s Manual
- Tissues and Hand Sanitizer
- First Aid Kit
In Your Wallet
Carry your Maryland license or country driver’s license, international driver’s permit and a copy of your passport and visa with you at all times, especially when you are driving. You should leave your actual passport and Social Security Card and other documents at home, to reduce the risk of losing them.
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