The Director of Public Safety may, upon application and payment of a fee of $1.00, issue to any handicapped person a distress flag as described in Section 32-5-12, and a card which shall be applicant's authority to use such flag. This card shall set forth applicant's name, address, date of birth, physical apparatus, if any, needed to operate a motor vehicle, and other pertinent facts which the director deems desirable. The card and flag issued to an applicant shall bear corresponding numbers. In the event of loss or destruction of such flag a replacement may be issued upon the payment of the sum of $1.00 by the applicant. The Director of Public Safety shall maintain a list of those persons to whom distress flags and cards have been issued.