A useful piece of information that may slip beneath the radar but a serious omission that could spoil a holiday.
*02/04/2013. This law has now been repealed in full and signed by Governor Scott. There is no longer any requirement to have an International Driving Permit when driving in Florida.
Well, we opened a can of worms with our exclusive story in Florida Homes and Travel about the new Florida Statute 322.04 and non-residents now needing an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Florida. Until January 1st 2013 (when this statute became law), holders of driving licences written in English (and in some cases just a Roman Alphabet was sufficient) were not required to carry or present an IDP to hire a car in the USA.
Under the terms of Fl Stat: 322.04 the following now applies to Florida:
A nonresident must have in his/her possession a valid driver license from another state or territory of the U.S. or an international driving permit issued by his/her…
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